Jennifer George, Rube Goldberg’s granddaughter, joins Tori Cameron to chat all things Rube Goldberg. Jennifer shares about her creative family and what it was like growing up as Rube’s granddaughter. Rube Goldberg is known around the world for his hilarious inventions that were made famous through his detailed comics. Nowadays, students, schools and educators create Rube Goldberg machines and celebrate Rube’s engineering and creativity. The machines are multi-step chain-reaction contraptions that solve a simple task.
Jennifer and Tori chat about teaching students to think outside the box and think differently. They also chat about how to teach about Rube Goldberg Machines. The discuss the importance of MakerEd, and how to integrate creating and building in all types of classes and for all ages. Later in the episode they discuss the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, the Rube Goldberg Museum Exhibit: The Art of Rube Goldberg and the Rube Goldberg Children’s Museum Exhibit.
Jennifer and Tori finish the episode with chatting about Girls Who STEAM, Tori’s after-school club. Jennifer gives Tori some advice for how to integrate more fashion and sewing into STEAM.
STEAM Up The Classroom Resources:
Tori’s New Book: Awesome Brain Games for Kids: STEAM Puzzles and Facts for Curious Minds
Resources Tori and Jen discussed:
Rube Goldberg Website: https://www.rubegoldberg.com/
Ok Go Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w
Joseph’s Machines: https://www.josephsmachines.com/
Teq iBlocks: https://iblocks.teq.com/
Rube Goldberg’s Simple Normal Hum-Drum School Day Book
Find Rube Goldberg on Social Media @RubeGoldberg
Miss Makey and the Magic Bin Book
Just Like Rube Goldberg Book