Category: How Things Work

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Airplane Catapult: Q&A with Nate | Design Squad

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DSN Animations: What are Design Differences?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows two steering systems—a rudder and a set of fans—and watch how each one utilizes

Can Shoes Fly?: Q&A with Nate | Design Squad

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DSN Animation: Wind Tunnel

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In this DSN Animation Adam and Judy explain how they will be able to learn the about lift, drag, and

DSN Animation: Center of Gravity

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In this Design Squad Nation animation, Adam and Judy explain the importance of finding a gilder's center of gravity in

DSN Animations: How do Musical Strings Work?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how the frequency at which a string vibrates—its pitch—is affected by its length, tension,

DSN Animation: What is a Solenoid Valve?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how an electric current flowing in a coil produces a magnetic field. Explains how

DSN Animation: How do ball bearings work?

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DSN Animations: How does a Laser Cutter work?

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In this animation Judy explains how a laser cutter can be used to create intricate folding patterns in paper. By

DSN Animations: What are Pneumatic Pistons?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how compressed air can be used to move a piston rod back and forth.

DSN Animations: How to Ollie – The physics behind the trick

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In this Design Squad Nation animation, hosts Judy and Adam describe the steps necessary to perform, and the physics behind

DSN Animation: How do Mesmer tubes work?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how Mesmer tubes work. Mesmer tubes use a high voltage electric current to hit

How Do You Charge a Cell Phone? | Design Squad

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http://pbskids.org/designsquad/video/how-do-you-charge-cell-phone/ Power up! Nate demonstrates how to make a cell phone charger so you always have that

DSN Animation: How do Engines Work?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how an engine uses flowing air to draw fuel into a cylinder, where a

DSN Animations: What is Water Displacement?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how the water displaced by a boat produces a force that pushes on the

How to Make a Better Lunch | Design Squad

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How do Bike Gears Work? | Design Squad

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DSN Animations: How to make a wormery

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how you can make your own wormery in order to create nutrient-rich and natural

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