Rube Goldberg machines and music

Rube Goldberg machines and music

The band, OK Go have their own education website called OK GO Sandbox, where they explain how they made the videos that accompany three songs:

The One Moment

This Too Shall Pass


In particular the video accompanying This Too Shall Pass features a Rube Goldberg Machine giving great examples of energy transfers and transformations. The resource includes a Q&A about the making of the videos, as well as student challenges. In addition to being useful for teaching energy concepts, there are some great activities based around sound in particular and they help to put the Arts into STEM….. STEAM.

“We want to give teachers whatever tools they need to connect the joy, wonder, and fun in our videos to the underlying concepts that their students are learning.” – DAMIAN KULASH, OK GO