This Too Shall Pass

About the Music Video

OK Go created this video by looking at how a series of simple machines can connect together and create a single chain reaction machine. The band aimed to make the machine a fundamental part of the video as well as their song by playing the notes within the chain. To ensure that the simple machines were in sync with the music, a lot of careful consideration went into the creation of the machine.


Question & Answer

Q&A: This Too Shall Pass

OK Go sits down to answer questions about how they created their music video, “This Too Shall Pass. ”They discuss the process of working with engineers and designers…


Chain Reaction Machines

This challenge will engage students in recognizing different simple machines and creating their own in a chain reaction machine. Students will use OK Go’s work as a scaffold…


Hit the Note

This two-part challenge allows students to think creatively and engage in an engineering design challenge inspired by the videos of OK Go. Students will learn about pitch and…


Simple Machines Scavenger Hunt

Simple machines are the foundation of all mechanical devices. A chain reaction machine is a series of simple machines — one after the next. We challenge students to…