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Find the answers to commonly asked questions about trains, astronomy, magnets and much more.
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The wheels on the train go round and round...but how? See how steam locomotives work with these simple explanations of the parts and processes.
Alternating current, direct current, static, electromagnetism — learn about all things electrical with simple, straightforward explanations.
What are the six types of simple machines? Find out, and see how simple machines work to help make work — a force resulting in movement — easier.
When it comes to good vibrations, the Museum is on your wavelength. Learn all about sound energy, oscilloscopes, and how telephones work.
Square or triangle — which is stronger? Find out, and see how simple shapes form the basis for bridges and towers, including the CN Tower.
You’ll be attracted to these simple explanations of magnets and magnetism. Learn about magnetic force fields, superconductors, and compasses, too.
Want to learn more about telescopes and the seasons? Find out with easy-to-access information on the Sun, Moon, planets, and all things astronomical.
Periscopes, microscopes, and telescopes all use light. That’s because we need light to see. Scope out more enlightening information with these fun facts.
Energy is all around us and with today’s concern for the environment, understanding energy is important. Learn all about it with these simple explanations.