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Science Fair Topic Ideas in Engineering

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Rube Goldberg Machine Ideas
Rube Goldberg Machine Ideas

Rube Goldberg machines not only make use of simple machines, but also require a lot of physical engineering to create.

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Most people have seen Rube Goldberg machines in action, those machines in which one action cause a reaction which in turn causes another action until at the end something interesting occurs. It would be a great science fair challenge for your child to come up with his own Rube Goldberg Machine ideas. Although the concept of action and reaction is physics concept, building a Rube Goldberg machine is a feat of engineering that uses simple machines.

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