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How Everyday Things Are Made

From Stanford University and narrated by Dr. Mark Martin, this site contains tutorials and video to show how common items are manufactured. Things like chocolate, glass, clothing, airplanes, cars, jellybeans are shown from start to finish. Site also includes manufacturing processes like die casting, blow molding, rapid prototyping, and much more. It also includes some career info, bibliographic info, and online tours.


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Mardy Verano
Mardy Verano (Content Developer/Author)
5 years ago

This site is amazing and the people who made it! It has great video and graphical presentations for both content and process, enticing curious students (and teachers) to learn even more. Talking about ordinary stuff understood the extraordinary way!

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great navigation; i particularly like the slow motion and reverse function, making it easy for teachers and students to trace or follow processes