We were very excited to hear that our EYFS student was one of the three winners in their age group in the AIMS Science Easter Holiday Challenge.
The challenge set was to build a Rube Goldberg machine.
Rube Goldberg was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author engineer and inventor. He drew popular cartoons showing complicated gadgets performing simple tasks, such as a machine to turn sheet music or a pencil sharpening machine. You can see some of these on the Rube Goldberg website.
But how could we challenge our very youngest students in Early Years to think like Rube Goldberg?
By setting them a very simple task, to create a dominoes chain where one item knocks the next item over. We asked them to think about how long a chain they could make and the different materials they could use.
The students kept video diaries to show their efforts, both failures and successes. We had some fabulous entries and you can watch the winning entry in the 'Resilience & Independence Category' below. 👏😍
Do you want to read more about what our Early Years students get up to in school? Read our earlier blogs 'Construction Play in Early Years' and 'Why Should I Pay for My Child to Play?'