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From: Petersons (bikedoctor@citlink.net)
Date: Thu Dec 12 2002 - 00:08:12 EST

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    Rube Goldberg-like contraptionsI was studying the energy transformations and forms of energy in the game "Mouse trap"

    this toy made me wonder - does a lever have potential energy, just by being a lever?

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Alison Reid
      To: channel-talkenergy@learner.org
      Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 7:40 AM
      Subject: [Channel-talkenergy] Rube Goldberg-like contraptions

      Dear Linda,

      Have you tried the "Cat-traption" on the Energy site (http://www.learner.org/workshops/energy/cattraption/)? It's an animated version of the Rube Goldberg-like contraption used in demonstrations on the videos. There's also a Web highlight about it, with a challenge, at http://www.learner.org/workshops/energy/workshop3/icon1.html .

      I'd love to know if that's useful to you, especially since you find the Rube Goldberg contraptions helpful to your teaching already.

      -Alison Reid
      Annenberg Channel Webmaster

        Hello again! I like the Mouse Trap idea for my simple machines unit. I use pictures of the Rube Goldberg contraptions to identify simple machines and energy transfer. The kids love the contraptions. I found the pics on a Rube Goldberg internet web site.



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