Dayton Elementary School students gained inspiration for their classroom engineering projects from the Purdue Society of Professional Engineers team who recently won the national Rube Goldberg Machine contest in Chicago.
Fifth-grade student Hadley Allen thought the demonstration was amazing. "I loved seeing how it all came together," says Hadley. "I learned you can do some awesome creations with random bits and pieces."
Hadley says she was inspired by the Purdue team's visit to see what more she and her classmates can do with their own classroom Rube Goldberg machine.
"As we have been learning about simple machines in the classroom, I wanted to find a problem-based learning activity that would inspire my students and drive their interest in engineering," says Scott. "I'm so thankful they were able to sit, watch, learn, and interact with these amazing Purdue students today. What an awesome learning opportunity!"