THE OBP BLOG
How Particles Impact Movie Animation
Prior to 1982, all animated films had to be done by hand, frame by frame. History shows that even in paleolithic cave paintings there is evidence of attempts at animation. Another example includes a 5,200-year old pottery bowl discovered in Shahr-e Sukhteh, Iran....
The Importance of Art in STEAM
There is still some debate surrounding the addition of “A” to STEM to create STEAM. To us, it’s not just a matter of adding a letter, but rather a vitally significant augmentation of our approach to education: art. Art is imperative to learning and when we integrate it with science, technology, engineering, and math, the results are exponentially more successful.
Spring is Not Just a Season
Springs come in a huge variety of different forms, but the simple metal coil spring is probably the most familiar. Springs are an essential part of almost all moderately complex mechanical devices; from ball-point pens to racing car engines.
What to Read When You Love Makerspaces
Winter seems to be hanging on a bit longer, so grab a good book and cozy up with some excellent reading material to get you through. Need a few suggestions? Here’s what to read when you love makerspaces.
Kids and Makerspaces
Kids, makerspaces, science, technology, engineering, art, and math all go well together. Perhaps it goes without saying, but awesome things happen when curious minds meet creative opportunities. We found a few shining examples from recent national and global science competitions. Read on to learn more.