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 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?
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.
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.)
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.
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!
They thought they built a ship the water wouldn’t go through! They were wrong, and it led to the most famous shipwreck in history. Here’s an iceberg of a tale about a shipwreck that changed maritime safety law.
Put down that PlayStation and watch Tim and Moby tell how video games are created. They describe the powerful microprocessors that allow computers and game consoles to create realistic 3-D worlds! Pow!
Where does the trash go after you leave it at the curb? It could be incinerated, to reduce 90% of its volume, or composted for use as fertilizer, or recycled for re-use! So what’s holding you up? Take out the trash already!