Category: How Things Work

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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: 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 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 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: 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 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 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 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

Airplane Catapult: Q&A with Nate | 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

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 Animations: What is a Pop Rivet?

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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: How do ball bearings work?

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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: 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 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 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

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