Cars Series!

Still curious about our Cars series? This board is full of articles, videos, games and lesson plans to fuel your learning!
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a man is working on an engine in his garage with the wrench attached to it
How do engines work? (Road trip pt. 1) | Brains on! A podcast for kids & curious adults
Listen: In this Brains On episode we explore the history of engines and how they work, with a little help from Car Talk's Ray Magliozzi. Enjoy!
a gas pump is shown with the fuel cap on it's side and nozzles are visible
The future of fuel, and the problem with exhaust (Road trip pt. 2) | Brains on! A podcast for kids & curious adults
Listen: In this Brains On episode we explore the effects of cars on our planet, and dive into the future of fuel. This podcast is a great companion to lessons on climate change. Enjoy!
a man is working on a tractor tire
Monster trucks and car design (Road trip pt. 3) | Brains on! A podcast for kids & curious adults
Listen: In this Brains On episode we take on Monster Trucks and learn about car design by talking to engineers and animators. Enjoy!
a highway filled with lots of traffic next to a freeway sign and tall buildings in the background
Traffic: Phantom jams and chicken soup (Road trip pt. 4) | Brains on! A podcast for kids & curious adults
Listen: In this Brains On episode we figure out where traffic comes from and what it would take to make it finally go away.
a toy car on top of a map with the words 5 ways to prepare for a long distance move
Riding in the car: Motion sickness and optical illusions (Road trip pt. 5) | Brains on! A podcast for kids & curious adults
Listen: In this Brains On episode we explore what happens to our bodies when we travel in cars. Why do some people feel queasy during the ride? Why do cars far away look like they’re moving slower than they actually are? Why do roller coasters feel faster than cars? And how do seat belts keep us safe? Listen and learn!
an antique car is parked in a parking lot
History of cars
Read: An introduction to car history, from prehistory, through Henry Ford and the assembly line, to modern robot-built cars.
an info sheet describing the various parts of a car's engine and its workings
How A Car Engine Works (animated)
Graphic: How A Car Engine Works (animated)
an illustration of a person holding something in their hand with the image of a cartoon character on it
Science Please! : The Internal Combustion Engine
Watch: Four strokes of genius - Combustion engine explained
a polar bear sitting on an iceberg next to a glass of water
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Explore: EPA Climate Kids page - A great educational resource for all kinds of topics related to climate change
a man driving an old fashioned red race car
An Animated History of Transportation
Watch: Here to There: An Animated History of Transportation - YouTube
an old black and white photo of a bridge in front of a building with towers
The Origin of Engines | Kids Discover Online
Read: Learn about the origin of engines from Kids Discover
a drawing of a red car driving down the road with an open book on it
Motion Sickness - What is it?
Watch: Motion Sickness - What is it? - YouTube
the words play welcome to amusement park physics on a pink background with white text that reads,
Welcome to Amusement Park Physics
Play: Learn important physics concepts through playing in an amusement park!
two men and a boy are looking at a model snake
Virtual Car: Velocity and Acceleration | PBS LearningMedia
Lesson: This interactive activity uses toy cars to demonstrate how vectors are used to represent velocity and acceleration.
simple physics for kids learning about force with cars
Preschool Science: Learning About Force with Cars & Ramps
Experiment: Preschool Physics Activity with Cars and Ramps