What is it?
What is engineering, and what does it study?
What are the main branches of engineering?
What is civil engineering?
How do engineers help create structures and buildings?
What is mechanical engineering?
What role does it play in our daily lives?
What is electrical engineering?
What topics fall in the category of electrical engineering?
What is chemical engineering?
How do chemical engineers use chemistry?
Where were the first wheels invented?
What did early wheels look like?
How did the ancient Egyptians build the pyramids?
What did the pyramids originally look like?
How was Stonehenge built?
When was it first built?
The Iron Age
When was the Iron Age, and what was it characterized by?
How is iron made usable?
Ancient Roman Engineering
What structures did the Ancient Romans build?
Who were some famous Roman engineers?
What is a trebuchet?
How are trebuchets designed?
What did early clocks look like?
How has timekeeping changed over time?
The Steam Engine
How did the steam engine change the world?
How do steam engines work?
How do steam trains work?
What are the parts of a steam locomotive?
Phone a Friend
When was the first telephone invented?
How have they changed over time?
When was the first skyscraper built?
How tall was this skyscraper?
How was the RMS Titanic built?
Was the Titanic one of a kind?
The Great Wall of China
When was The Great Wall of China built?
What can its construction teach modern engineers?
Stepping on the Cracks
Why does concrete crack?
Can we make concrete that fixes its own cracks?
How big is the Roman Colosseum?
How and when was it built?
The Leaning Tower
What caused the Tower of Pisa to lean?
Why does it not fall over?
Where is the Itaipu Dam located?
How much energy does the dam generate per year?
What is the Channel Tunnel?
How was the tunnel built underwater?
How do engineers keep tunnels from collapsing?
What is tensile stress?
How are structures built underwater?
How do engineers remove water from construction sites?
The Panama Canal
What is the purpose of the Panama Canal?
How has the canal changed over time?
What are the Palm Islands in Dubai?
How are these man-made islands created?
What is the world's tallest bridge?
How was this bridge built?
Hot and Cold
Why do bridges move?
What is thermal expansion?
How do engineers ensure skyscrapers don't sway with the wind?
What are statics and dynamics?
The Burj Khalifa
What is the Burj Khalifa?
How tall is it?
Can we build a mile high skyscraper?
What type of foundation would this type of skyscraper need?
How do engineers help protect buildings from earthquakes?
How do we prevent collapses?
Large Hadron Collider
What is the Large Hadron Collider?
How does it work, and what can it teach us?
How do levers work?
What laws of physics do see-saws use?
How do air conditioners work?
What are the rules of thermodynamics?
How do refrigerators keep food cool?
What are the major components of a fridge?
What is automotive engineering?
How do engineers design and build vehicles?
How do electric cars work?
How are they different from gas cars?
What is engine braking and jake breaking?
Is engine braking bad for your engine?
Can vehicles purify their own emissions?
What is a catalytic converter?
Can trains go up hills?
What is tractive force?
Swipe Your Card
What was the world's first metro system?
How was it built?
What are hovertrains?
What is hunting oscillation?
To the Skies
How do airplanes fly?
How do they respond to pilot controls?
How do rockets work?
What materials are rockets made of?
What was the first space station?
How was the International Space Station built?
How do guns work?
What are the basic components of a firearm?
The Tower of Terror
How does the Tower of Terror ride work?
What are its components?
How do roller coasters go in a loop without falling?
What mathematics and physics are involved in their design?
How is electricity generated?
How are sources of energy converted into electricity?
The Electric Grid
What is the power grid?
What are the major components of an electric grid?
What is a transistor?
How did its invention change the world?
How do wind turbines generate electricity?
What are the main components of a wind turbine?
How do solar panels create energy from the sun?
What are solar panels made of?
How do batteries work?
Why is it so hard to design batteries that last longer?
Powering the World
How many batteries could power the world?
How have batteries changed over time?
How do cell phones and Wi-Fi transmit messages?
What role do cell towers play in this communication?
How do wireless chargers work?
What is inductive charging?
What does the future of clean energy look like?
What are the different types of alternative energies?
What is chemical equilibrium?
What role does this play in the design of medicine?
What is pharmaceutical engineering?
How are medicines developed?
What is biomedical engineering?
How do engineers design artificial limbs and organs?
How do engineers ensure environmental sustainability?
How can building structures affect the environment?
What are semiconductors?
What chemical elements are found in semiconductors?
The Future of Engineering
How are robots made?
How do they work?
What are nanomaterials?
What are they used for?
What are biomaterials?
How do we use these materials in everyday life?
Solving the Housing Crisis
What is the housing crisis?
How can engineers help solve this crisis?
What is renewable energy?
How are engineers designing tools to harness this power?
What does the future of engineering look like?
How will it be different from what it is today?