Category: How Things Work

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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

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

How Do Glue Guns Work?: Q&A with Deysi | 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: 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 ball bearings work?

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DSN Animations: What is a Pop Rivet?

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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: 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 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

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 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 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

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.

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 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 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 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

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