High School Students Use Physics and Creativity to Build a Whimsical Machine

November 19, 2014 06:47 PM
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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.