BrainPOP

Cars

You’ve gone riding in cars, maybe you’ve even driven a car. But do you have any idea how cars work? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby break it all down for you, from the engine cylinders to the exhaust pipe. They’ll teach you about the essential components of an automobile, including the transmission, the suspension, the brake system, and the catalytic converter. You’ll also discover how an internal combustion engine works, why a car needs motor oil, and how a car battery isn’t so different from the smaller batteries you have in your house! Finally, Tim and Moby will give you a look at the history of automobiles--and the new developments that lie ahead! Climb in, roll the windows down, and let’s get moving!

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