How do engines work? (Road trip pt. 1) | Brains on! A podcast for kids & curious adults
On the first leg of our road trip, we’re exploring the history of engines and how they work, with a little help from Car Talk’s Ray Magliozzi.
The future of fuel, and the problem with exhaust (Road trip pt. 2) | Brains on! A podcast for kids & curious adults
Our planet needs some carbon dioxide, but cars are pumping more into the atmosphere than our carbon cycle can handle. We’ll explore what all this carbon means for our planet. And we talk to a scientist who is working to change how we fuel our cars, so we can cut back on all this carbon dioxide.
Monster trucks and car design (Road trip pt. 3) | Brains on! A podcast for kids & curious adults
At the third stop on our road trip series, we coast in for a pit stop and check out car design. We find out how monster trucks are different than cars, how culture influences car design and what it’s like to make car into animated, talking movie stars.
Traffic: Phantom jams and chicken soup (Road trip pt. 4) | Brains on! A podcast for kids & curious adults
On the fourth leg of our road trip, we figure out where traffic comes from and what it would take to make it finally go away.
Riding in the car: Motion sickness and optical illusions (Road trip pt. 5) | Brains on! A podcast for kids & curious adults
Hosts Molly and Gabriella are locked out. No worries: Sanden and Bob to the rescue. While the duo drives a spare set of keys to our beloved hosts, they pass the time discussing science you might see (or feel) in a car.
How A Car Engine Works (animated)
Did you know that your car will take in 20,000 cubic feet of oxygen to burn 20 gallons of fuel? That's the equivalent of a 2,500 sq. ft. house! If yo
An Animated History of Transportation
Ever since the first hominids left Africa, human beings have been on the move. The canoe was invented in 8,000 B.C. and the first form of public transportati...
Motion Sickness - What is it?
TWEET IT - http://clicktotweet.com/5Twhd Feeling a bit under the weather after reading in the car, or spending some time on the sea? Find out the secret behi...
Virtual Car: Velocity and Acceleration | PBS LearningMedia
This interactive activity demonstrates how vectors are used to represent velocity (speed and direction) and acceleration. In the activity, vectors change in real-time as you "drive" a car on a flat plain; as you change speed and direction, vectors originating from the car respond to your actions. A graph depicting speed vs. time also responds to your actions, displaying both the speed and acceleration of the car.
Preschool Science: Learning About Force with Cars & Ramps
Hands-on preschool science activity that teaches kids about force through play! A simple way to introduce physics to preschoolers and kindergarteners