Category: How Things Work

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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 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 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: 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: 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 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

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 do Bike Gears Work? | Design Squad

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How Do Hover Shoes Work? | Design Squad

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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

How Are Crayons Made? | Design Squad

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DSN Animations: What is a Pop Rivet?

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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: 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 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: 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: 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,

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