While the seventh graders were away at Camp U-Nah-Liy-Ya, the sixth and eighth graders constructed a Rube Goldberg machine – a complicated machine to accomplish a simple task. The task was to drop a plastic bottle into a recycle bin. Our future engineers were hard at work for two days. This task requires a large amount of good old-fashioned stick-to-itiveness. Many groups achieved one success and thirty, forty or fifty failures. The failures made the success sweeter, just listen to the cheers in the background of each video.