Typically in engineering, the less complicated the better, unless you're talking Rube Goldberg.
Fourth grade students in the Friendship Valley Elementary School gifted and talented program did such a good job demonstrating the concept of Rube Goldberg Machines -- hilariously complicated machines built to perform simple tasks -- that they will be featured on NBC's Nightly News.
The segment is expected to run Sat., March 30, according to Carroll County Schools Gifted and Talented Specialist Ivy Allgeier.
The students' machine was built with a seasonal theme in mind, using dozens of Peeps marshmallows.
"The project tied in with the curriculum, incorporating physics and simple machines as well as researching using nonfiction text," Allgeier said in an announcement.
"It also allowed students to apply their creativity to develop something that was both functional and would tell a story."
NBC will also be at Peep Show to follow up with the students, who are: Alex Robinson, Ben Carlow, Hannah Oskam, Jeremy Brooks, Lukas Bland, Megan Hands, Sydney Schinkai and Waverly Brennan.