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How Pinewood Derbies Work

The very first Pinewood Derby was held more than 50 years ago; yet even now, Cub Scouts find the event just as challenging and fun as it was then.


Model Rocket Quiz

Model Rocket Quiz

Have you ever built a model rocket? Test your knowledge and take our Model Rocket Quiz! See more »

Inside an Etch-a-Sketch

Inside an Etch-a-Sketch

How does an Etch-a-Sketch work? Take a look inside an Etch-a-Sketch to learn about how this popular toy works. See more »

How It's Made: Lawn Bowling Ball

How It's Made: Lawn Bowling Ball

This kind of bowling is played outdoors, not in a bowling alley. And the path to victory is not straight. Find out how these special lawn bowling balls are made. See more »

Ultimate Classic Toys Quiz

Ultimate Classic Toys Quiz

This classic toys quiz will test your knowledge of some of the most famous toys from your childhood. Test yourself with this classic toys quiz. See more »

Stack 'em Up: Lego Blocks Quiz

Stack 'em Up: Lego Blocks Quiz

This Lego quiz will test your knowledge of the versatile plastic building blocks. Test yourself with the Lego quiz. See more »

How It's Made: Colored Pencils

How It's Made: Colored Pencils

This clip from The Science Channel's "How It's Made" illustrates the process of creating colored pencils. See more »

How Slot Car Racing Works

How Slot Car Racing Works

Slot car racing became popular in the 1960s and is still going strong. Read about the history and science of slot car racing. See more »

How Pinewood Derbies Work

How Pinewood Derbies Work

The pinewood derby has been around since 1953 and is still going strong. Learn about the first pinewood derby and see why so many love these races. See more »

Who invented the Barbie doll and why?

Who invented the Barbie doll and why?

Barbie history is darker than the doll's platinum tresses; this icon was inspired by a German sex toy. Read about Barbie history and the muse behind her. See more »

How It's Made: Crayons

How It's Made: Crayons

Crayons are a popular drawing tool for today's young artists. The average North American kid uses 730 of them by the age of 10. Discover how crayons are made in this video from The Science Channel's "How It's Made." See more »