Category: How Things Work

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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: 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

How to Make a Better Lunch | 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

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

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

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DSN Animations: What is a Pop Rivet?

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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: 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 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 Are Crayons Made? | Design Squad

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Airplane Catapult: Q&A with Nate | Design Squad

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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 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 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 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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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

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