Teaching Resources

Jennifer George Q&A with National Engineering Forum

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FREE Lesson Plans and Resources for teaching Rube Goldberg style!

Download these free PDF lesson plans and accompanying resources to help you get started teaching about Rube Goldberg Machines in your classroom, scout group or after-school program! Easily tailored to all ages and grade levels, our STEAM focused lessons support the Next Generation Science Standards and can be used with or without our accompanying Speed-Build Trunk of materials.

Rube Goldberg Lesson Plans

New York State Learning Standards Connections

Rube Goldberg Resources

Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Humdrum School Day Lesson Plans  




Rube Goldberg Machine Speed-Build Trunk


Get everything you need to host dozens of team builds in 1-hour Rube Goldberg Machine speed builds! The Rube Goldberg Trunk is leased on an annual basis. Accompanied by lesson plans and resource materials, Trunks are great for schools, libraries and museums!

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Rube Goldberg Speed-Build Bags

Each Rube Goldberg SPEED BUILD Bag contains fun household building items (e.g., tubes, shims, marbles)
for constructing a working Rube Goldberg Machine™ that will POP A BALLOON!

The Bags are pre-packaged 6 per order. 



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Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game

Do you have what it takes to turn Rube’s humorous comics and cartoons into elaborate and incredible machines?

Developed by Electric Eggplant in partnership with Kalani Games and the Heirs of Rube Goldberg, Rube Works is now available for download on the iTunes App Store for iPad and iPhone, for Android on Google Play or the Amazon Appstore, for Mac on the Mac App Store, and for Windows, Mac, and Linux on Steam.

For teacher testimonials, reviews, and more info on Rube Works, CLICK HERE.




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RGI waives the fee for strictly educational use of our images by teachers and schools. Feel free to choose artwork from the Gallery on our web site.

Any other commercial use requires a Licensing Agreement and fee.


Permission is granted through the end of 2018. Our copyright language must be used near the image: “Artwork Copyright © and TM Rube Goldberg Inc. All Rights Reserved. RUBE GOLDBERG ® is a registered trademark of Rube Goldberg Inc. All materials used with permission. rubegoldberg.com”

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