High School Students Use Physics and Creativity to Build a Whimsical Machine
High school and college students throughout Los Angeles have been preparing for a machine building competition that challenges their science and creativity skills, as well as their patience. It is the regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. The machines have one goal: they perform a simple operation in an outrageous number of steps. This makes building one anything but simple, as reporter Elizabeth Lee found out at one high school in the Venice neighborhood.