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Find the answers to commonly asked questions about trains, astronomy, magnets and much more.

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Background Information for Trains Background Information for Trains cstm

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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.

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Background Information for Electricity Background Information for Electricity cstm

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Alternating current, direct current, static, electromagnetism — learn about all things electrical with simple, straightforward explanations.

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Background Information for Simple Machines Background Information for Simple Machines cstm

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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.

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Background Information for Sound Background Information for Sound cstm

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When it comes to good vibrations, the Museum is on your wavelength. Learn all about sound energy, oscilloscopes, and how telephones work.

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Background Information for Structures and Shapes Background Information for Structures and Shapes cstm

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Square or triangle — which is stronger? Find out, and see how simple shapes form the basis for bridges and towers, including the CN Tower.

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Background Information for Magnets Background Information for Magnets cstm

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You’ll be attracted to these simple explanations of magnets and magnetism. Learn about magnetic force fields, superconductors, and compasses, too.

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Background Information for Astronomy Background Information for Astronomy cstm

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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.

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Background Information for Looking at Light Background Information for Looking at Light cstm

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Periscopes, microscopes, and telescopes all use light. That’s because we need light to see. Scope out more enlightening information with these fun facts.

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Background Information for Energy Background Information for Energy cstm

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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.

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