- Automotive Learning Online - Offers great diagrams and text of the inner workings of automobiles.
- Autoshop 101 - Some historical, some technical, all interesting
- Brass and Nickel Touring Club - Wonderful site for historical perspective, placing the history of the automobile in context with general history. Visit the Mileposts.
- How Auto Stuff Works - Another entry from How Stuff Works, answering almost any question you may have about how a car works, or how a future car might work.
- How a Car Engine Works - Part of the How Stuff Works web site. A comprehensive overview of the internal combustion engine.
- Model T Ford Club, International - Lots of stories, history, and tips about the Model T Ford. Don't miss the Student Pages.
- Society of Automotive Engineers - This is the address at which to receive the World In Motion curriculum units for free with the aid of an engineer.
- The Henry Ford - This link will take you to the Smart Fun section of the education division of the Henry Ford Museum, specifically to a historical "Road Trip" set in 1919. Join the adventures of one fictional family as they get to know how their lives will be changed by the purchase of a Model T.
- This Day in Automotive History - The History Channel's popular "This Day in History" aimed at the history of the automobile.
- West of Laramie - Online book dealing with the history of the automotive industry, particularly in Detroit.
- Aeronautics Internet Textbook - One of the best curriculum based web sites you'll come across. The collaboration between NASA's Learning Technologies Project and Cislunar Aerospace make for an indispensable site that teachers of all age groups can benefit from.
- FAA, Aviation Education - In days gone by the FAA had a huge budget allocated to aviation education. Their program is now almost defunct, but the resources are still available online. Be prepared to spend some serious time looking at this information. Don't worry, your time will be well spent.
- How Airplanes Work - Part of the How Stuff Works web site. A comprehensive overview aerodynamic forces, flight controls, power and more. One of the best all-around sites around!
- The Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company - Offers one of the most informative sites to be found on the Wright Brothers. This site offers no real curriculum, but has downloadable and purchasable plans for the kites, toys and planes.
- ALLSTAR - Sponsored in part by NASA's Learning Technology Project, the ALLSTAR (Aeronautics Learning Laboratory for Science Technology and Research) site offers activities and curriculum for a variety of levels of interest, with some good history and biography. Offers level-specific programs for middle school to colleges level students.
- First Flight - This site, a project of the Knowlede Media Institute at the UKs Open University, features multimrdia simulators of pioneer aircraft that you can take for a virtual spin(Shockwave Player required - free download). Also includes historical and biographical information.
- MS State Virtual Museum of Flight - This site is full of good information, but be careful of the author's personal prejudices, especially in regard to Glenn Curtiss. Biographies of pioneer flyers and inventors are very helpful.
- Pitsco - This contains lots of great ideas for activities you can do in the classroom. Order a catalog and use it with the website for some great ideas for classroom projects.
- Pedaling History Bicycle Museum - Offers a concise overview of the history of bicycles, with pictures of each developmental stage of bicycling.
- Exploratorium - "The Science of Cycling" discusses not only the components of the bicycle and their form and function, but history as well, including a short essay on the wheel.
- Animated Engines - This is a wonderfully simple but comprehensive site that illustrates Internal Combustion, Steam and Turbine engines.
- How a Car Engine Works - A comprehensive overview of the internal combustion engine with good animations of the engine at work. Part of the How Stuff Works web site.
- How a Steam Engine Works - A comprehensive overview of how a steam engine works. Another page by How Stuff Works.
- How a Gas Turbine Engine Works - Another wonderful page from the How Stuff Works website.
- Early Steam Engines - History of the Steam engine from 1690-1840 with good animations of engine operation.
- Encarta - MSN's encyclopedic discussion of the internal combustion engine, thoroughly cross referenced, with links to gasoline turbine engines (jet engines).
- Motorcycle Online - Offers a brief telling of the story of the first motorcycles.
- Virginia Wind - This page from the Virginia Motorcycle Magazine describes the development of the motorcycle from bicycles to modern machines.
Power & Energy
- Virtual Library of Steam Engine History - Includes some animations of engines in action.
- Steam Engine Library - Another virtual library of steam engine history, slightly more academic than the first, at least in appearances. Links lead to entire texts on steam technology.
- How Stuff Works - How Stuff Works is one of the most comprehensive and understandable sources of technical information, written to be understood by the non-technically minded, yet detailed enough for readers of all backgrounds. This section deals specifically with steam engines.
- The History of Steam Engines - About.com's contribution is a good introduction to the men behind the the invention and developmentof the steam engine, and the engines themselves. Consists mostly of links.
- A Brief History of the Steam Engine - Another primer on the early steam engines and their inventors.