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Teachable Moments

Bernoulli's Principle

If you’ve ever wondered how planes fly, this video will help, as our experts explain Bernoulli's Principle.

Biomechanics

Our ergonomist explains how science meets engineering in Biomechanics, comparing joints to levers—another simple machine.

Electricity

We ask the experts, and are able to get a simple definition of electricity.

How To Make a Car

Our version is admittedly simplified. We summarize the process, starting with steel coil and finishing by shipping a brand new car out the door.

Mechanical Advantage

A $12 million crane capable of lifting 78 tons is the machine we utilize in this engineering Teachable Moment, using pulleys and levers to explain Mechanical Advantage.

Root Cause Analysis

The students of Southwire's Engineering Academy break down Root Cause Analysis to its...root cause.

Southwire Engineering Academy

Southwire has a unique relationship with Carrollton High School, offering students opportunities to explore rewarding careers in engineering. Check it out.

Transmissions

The mysterious inner-workings of a transmission are based on a “simple” bit of engineering—using Simple Machines, also known as gears.

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