Category: How Things Work

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DSN Animations: What is a Drag Plate?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how a drag plate on a dogsled uses friction—a force that resists motion—to slow

DSN Animations: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how a CVT delivers varying levels of power to a wheel by changing the

DSN Animations: What are the Parts of a Sailboat?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how the different parts of a sailboat work together to move and steer the

How Are Crayons Made? | Design Squad

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How Do Glue Guns Work?: Q&A with Deysi | Design Squad

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How Do Hover Shoes Work? | Design Squad

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DSN Animations: What is Potential Energy?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how raising an object against gravity increases its stored (i.e., potential) energy and how

DSN Animations: What are Fuses?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how a fuse—a thin piece of metal—protects a circuit. If more electricity flows than

DSN Animations: How do Sails Work?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how the air streams on each side of a sail move differently and generate

DSN Animation: Pedal-powered Organ

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In this Design Squad Nation animation Adam and Judy show how they brought their pedal-powered organ to life. For more

DSN Animations: What is Pitch?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how pitch depends on how quickly an object, such as the string on an

DSN Animations: What is a Pop Rivet?

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How Does a Zipper Work? | Design Squad

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http://pbskids.org/designsquad/video/how-does-zipper-work/ Zip up! Watch as Deysi explains how the different parts of a zipper work together to

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

DSN Animations: What is Compressed Air?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how increasing the number of air molecules in a confined space increases the pressure.

DSN Animations: How do Sound Pipes Work?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows how sound is produced in a pipe (e.g., an organ pipe) and how the

DSN Animations: What are Levers?

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This Design Squad Nation animation shows the relationship between force and distance in a lever. For more Design Squad Nation

How do Bike Gears Work? | Design Squad

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