The OK Go video contains many simple machines and physics concepts. In this activity, you will explore both.
- Read Energy and Simple and Compound Machines to learn about simple versus complex machines and the energy involved.
- Use this Scavenger Hunt worksheet to record the simple machines you find in OK Go’s music video.
You can also explore some of the physics behind the chain reaction machine in OK Go’s video!.
Read about momentum.
- What information would we need in order to calculate the momentum of the objects in the OK Go video?
Watch this video about the physics of zip lining.
- In this video, they define Newton’s first law of motion. How does Newton’s first law apply to OK Go’s chain reaction machine?
Try to figure out how to build a chain reaction machine with this fun game.
Create your own chain reaction machine! Watch this video that explains your challenge. Use things you already have around the house to construct a chain reaction that lasts 6, 15, or 22 seconds. As an added challenge, try to sync the motions of your machine with one of OK Go’s audio clips from their song “This Too Shall Pass”. .
Share a video of your chain reaction machine and the science concepts that apply. Once you have created a video of your chain reaction machine you can share it by uploading your video to this Google form. You will be required to sign in with your school Google account in order to complete this form and submit. Before you share your video with us, be sure you have permission from a parent/guardian to do so. Then, share the video link below! Some will be featured on the TCSOS ELO site.
Please upload videos by May 8, 2020 and check back to see if your video is featured! Videos will be featured the week of May 11th
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