Category: How Things Work

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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 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

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: 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 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

How to Make a Better Lunch | Design Squad

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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

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

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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: 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

How Are Crayons Made? | Design Squad

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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 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

Airplane Catapult: Q&A with Nate | Design Squad

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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

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

How Do Hover Shoes Work? | Design Squad

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