Build a Rube Goldberg Machine

March 18, 2023, 10:00am - 11:00am

DeKalb Public Library

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Build a Rube Goldberg Machine

Build a Rube Goldberg Machine!


In this event, kids will learn about the six types of simple machines (levers, pulleys, inclined planes, wheels and axles, screws, and wedges) and use them to build a Rube Goldberg Machine. To make a Rube Goldberg machine, kids will piece together different simple machines to create a chain reaction to perform a simple task in an overly complicated way. This event is led by volunteers from the Society of Women Engineers. 


Facilitators: Sahara Becker (Tech Support Manager at McMaster-Carr, Society of Women Engineers SWENext Programs Committee Chair Elect) and Michael Cha (Data Scientist, John Deere).


This program is intended for students in grades 2-5, though younger may attend with a parent to assist Please register, as space is limited.


For additional information or help with registration, please contact Theresa at or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.


March 18, 2023

10:00am - 11:00am

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309 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL 60115, Story & Activity Room


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