“The universal thing we’re trying to get at is just curiosity and wonder…That excitement about the world, where you want to uncover something magical,” – Damian Kulash (Singer/Guitarist OK Go)
Since 1998, the American rock band OK Go has released an ever-changing catalog of music, from heavy headbangers to happy go lucky pop hits. However, it’s their music videos that have solidified the band in pop culture. You’ve probably seen the one with the Rube Goldberg machine, or maybe the one in zero gravity. The videos are visual stunners but it’s the magic behind the scenes that really excites us. Guard Up is a proud advocate of STEM Education and using real life to teach science, math, and technology to the future heroes of the world. OK Go has recently joined the STEM movement by releasing the OK Go Sandbox.
The Sandbox is an online resource designed for teachers to engage students, using the creativity of the band’s incredible video collection. The band allows students to step behind the curtain of some of their most popular videos and learn the science that went into every shot. Once the lesson is learned, students can experiment together, playing with what’s around them…like a sandbox! Check out this Sandbox lesson where math (and colorful explosions) meets the music:
STEM Education is an incredible tool for promoting life long learning and a love of experimentation in today’s young heroes. Guard Up’s summer camps are designed to apply STEM lessons into all of our interactive storylines, helping your kids to become the thinkers of tomorrow while having the adventure of their lives. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to sign up today as spots are filling quicker and quicker as summer approaches. Give us a call (781-270-4800) or register now at www.guardup.com/campreg.
In the meantime, take a look at what all that math accomplished for OK Go…