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How can I make a pinewood derby car go faster?

Ever wanted to make that pinewood derby car run faster? This article breaks it down mathematically, focusing on air resistance, axle friction and tire stickiness and how these factors affect the performance of your car.

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  • Intermediate Yo-Yo Tricks

    Intermediate Yo-Yo Tricks

    Although the design of the yo-yo is simple, a skilled user can perform eye-popping feats of coordination and skill. Ready for the next level? Learn intermediate yo-yo tricks like the Loop the Loop, the Dog Bite and the Eiffel Tower. See more »

  • Yo-Yo Basics

    Yo-Yo Basics

    Yo-yo popularity like the toy itself goes up and down. Read how the yo-yo came about find out which yo-yo type is right for you and learn how to make yo-yo knots adjust tension or attach a new string. Get the hang of your yo-yo in this article. See more »

  • How do 3-D glasses work?

    How do 3-D glasses work?

    They look so unimpressive: a pair of flimsy glasses with thin plastic lenses, one blue and one red. But when you wear them in a 3-D movie, the images seem to leap off the screen toward you. How does the magic work? See more »

  • How do BB guns work?

    How do BB guns work?

    The principle behind BB guns is pretty much the same as in firearms, except there is no explosion. So how does the BB shoot out of the gun? See more »

  • How do mood rings work?

    How do mood rings work?

    Mood rings were an extremely popular fad in the 1970s. How do they change color, and can they really tell your mood? See more »

  • How do those yo-yos with the special clutches work?

    How do those yo-yos with the special clutches work?

    Some of the newer yo-yos have a special "clutch" system, so that when the yo-yo slows down it comes back up by itself. How does a yo-yo clutch work? See more »

  • How do you throw a boomerang so that it comes back to you?

    How do you throw a boomerang so that it comes back to you?

    Throwing a boomerang isn't as easy as it looks in cartoons. There's a technique to it -- learn how to throw a boomerang (and have it actually come back to you) in this article! See more »

  • How does a Magna Doodle Work?

    How does a Magna Doodle Work?

    A drawing toy with a white screen and a "pen" that lets you draw on it, along with a slider to erase the whole thing when you're through: Magna Doodle has remained popular with kids despite its simplicity. See more »

  • How to Make Toys

    How to Make Toys

    Add your own personal touch to a child's toy collection by making toys yourself. This article provides instructions for making everything from play dough to jigsaw puzzles, rocking horses and sandboxes. See more »

  • Sept. 6, 1959: Mattel's Barbie Goes on Sale

    Sept. 6, 1959: Mattel's Barbie Goes on Sale

    The world's most recognizable doll, Barbie was introduced in 1959 by Mattel, and she continues to entrance young girls half a century later. Learn about Barbie's history and what she has to do with a German doll named Lilli. See more »

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