Find our how powers are separated between the Legislative, Judicial, and Executive branches of government. It's pretty cool how the system of checks and balances helps limit the power that any one branch can exercise!
If you’re ever going to drive one, you should know how it works! Tim and Moby will teach you about a car’s essential parts, including the transmission, the suspension, the brake system, and the catalytic converter.
Tim and Moby on how these two little dots are so useful: You'll see them as salutations, as independent clauses, and as indicators of a related sentence to come. You'll even see them on your digital clock!
Tim and Moby will teach you all you wanted to know about compasses and how they work--plus how to make one! You’ll discover what Earth’s magnetic field has to do with compasses, and how it interacts with a compass needle. So, uhm...where are we?
It’s all right beneath your fingertips right now--computers! Learn how they communicate, what a central processing unit (CPU) is, and how a hard drive operates. Also find out all about other computer parts like modems, circuit boards, and sound and video cards.
CD, DVD, or flash drive? Tim and Moby decode the difference between bits and bytes, and tell you a little about binary numbers and measurement. So stick out your thumb drive and get a flash of this movie!
You can get into the tech stuff and let Tim and Moby tell you the definitions of SMTP and POP and what computers’ addresses look like, or just have fun emailing and chatting with your friends--but everyone should learn these important internet safety tips.
O, Say can you See...What's cooler than a good firework? A sky full of great fireworks! Check out this movie for an explanation of how fireworks work, what chemicals create certain colors, and what gives a sparkler that fizz!
This movie on gears really has some TEETH! And that makes sense, because gears wouldn’t work if they didn’t have those little ridges that keep them in place, helping the big gears line up with little ones, and increase a machine’s power or speed.
GPS receivers are great at helping you get un-lost, but just how the heck do they work? Tim and Moby explain satellites allow you to pinpoint your exact latitude, longitude, and altitude. So why do I keep getting lost in the first place?
Learn the origins of and differences between Democrats and Republicans, plus the party affiliations of our most famous Presidents. But what about our nation’s smaller parties? And do any of these parties serve cake?
Whether you’re in Iowa or New Hampshire, all politicians know that primaries and caucuses are the road to the big elections in November! So what’s the difference between the two, and does a super-delegate wear a cape?
The pulley is a super simple machine, that lets a person lift more than their own body weight! Tim and Moby discuss the concepts of resistance force and effort force, and how different pulleys can save you sweat and tears.
The only living head of state who served in World War II, since 1952 Queen Elizabeth has maintained a steadfast presence as the Head of State of Great Britain and the Commonwealth of Nations. Spot of tea, anyone?
Moby gets a little sentimental with all of TIm’s talk of antennae and transmissions, because radio broadcasts were the first real home entertainment systems! Learn about the difference between AM and FM, and how radio waves bounce into your home.
Excuse me, but does this milk smell funny? Tim tells you how refrigerant circulates through the coils of your refrigerator, keeping it nice and cold. You’ll even learn why it’s so warm behind a refrigerator. (Which is why you shouldn’t keep the milk there.)
Whether you go to a synagogue, a church, or a mosque, religion has always been a lifeline for questioning people. Tim and Moby discuss religions and the importance of tolerance of other people’s beliefs.
The 37th President of the U.S., from young Navy officer to congressman, senator, and Vice-President, Nixon fought for success. But as President, despite diplomatic success with China and Russia, he engineered his own downfall.
Well, we think Moby’s pretty unusual--and this movie shows you just how true that is! Tim and Moby teach you all about the technical definition of a robot, and why robots are currently unable to work without human input.
This lifelong fan of FDR and former movie actor become a popular conservative by lowering taxes and overseeing the end of the Cold War! But his administration also left behind a legacy of debt and was tarnished by scandal.
How do you get known as “The Great Liberator?” Win independence for six countries! Follow the victories and defeats that marked Bolivar’s path in moving from revolution to independence in South America.
Tim and Moby will help you understand the terrible institution of slavery, from ancient history up through Africans’ slavery in the United States. Learn how things began to change, the Civil War that followed, and how we’re still dealing with slavery’s effects today.
What does it mean to own a piece of a company? And how do you buy one, anyway? Tim and Moby delve into the world of corporations, what stocks are high-risk, and how investing can make you rich--or a pauper!
Meet the folks who literally invented the wheel! Explore a typical Sumerian city-state, from the ziggurat at the center of town to the king who kept an eye on trade, politics, and religious ceremonies.
All rise for the honorable Tim and Moby and their appealing movie about the highest court in the land! Supreme Court justices and their decisions affects not only federal law, but also how people you know lead their daily lives.
The man who said “no” to Manifest Destiny. Tecumseh refused to let his people be shoved off their land, so this famous warrior and statesman built a mighty confederacy to challenge the government. Learn how the war of 1812 led to his downfall.
Hello? Can I speak to Cassie and Rita? Yes, Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me a little about the telephone! Like, I get what an earpiece is, but what’s a wall jack and a base system? Yes, I'll hold.
We used to think that the TV was a magic box with tiny people inside it putting on a few little plays for our amusement! Now, thanks to this movie, we know better: Thanks to satellite, cable, and digital technology, we know they put on a whole lot of plays!
Terrorism is frightening, but the best way we can fight it is by living our lives without terror. Tim and Moby talk about extremists, terrorist groups, and September 11th. They also discuss how, for most people in the world, terrorism is an ugly, disgraceful tactic.