To help the sixth grade class better understand this year’s science fair assignment of building a Rube Goldberg machine, Mr. Duque and the class played the Rube Works app. Rube Works, a game for iOS and Android devices, challenges players to complete everyday tasks in traditional Rube Goldberg style by connecting familiar objects and animals to build a comical chain reaction machine. Through Twitter and Skype in the classroom, Mr. Duque was able to connect with Mr. David Fox, designer of Rube Works.

Yesterday, Mr. Fox joined the sixth grade class in a Skype session where he spoke about his experiences as a game designer and answered questions from the students.