San Francisco Cable Cars


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San Francisco: Cable Cars

Join Emily for a virtual field trip to The City By the Bay. Meet "The- Cable Car Guy." Learn about the history of cable cars and how they work.

LInks to fun websites include The Cable Car Museum and How Stuff Works. Click on the Learning Corner full of questions and extended activities about this episode and the history of cable cars.

Questions & Extended Learning Activities

Learning Activities for San Francisco Cable Cars

Each Learning Corner is designed by an educator to be easily integrated into individual curriculums, as well as State, and National Standards.

Click here for The Learning Corner Page

Other Fun Websites

  • Cable Car Museum

    The Cable Car Museum houses a collection of historic cable cars, photographs, mechanical displays and gift shop run by the Friends of the Cable Car Museum - a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of cable car history. Visit the Cable Car Museum in San Francisco.


  • The Cable Car Guy

    Mr. Joe Thompson is the Cable Car Guy. Mr. Thompson wants to share his knowledge about and interest in cable cars (also known as cable tramways). Visit his site to find information and photographs about cable cars.

  • Make a Cable Car of Your Own

    The wonderful How Stuff Works website has done it again! This site shows you how things work and gives you ideas and plans to make inventions of your own. Use a used milk carton and your imagination to make a snowy mountain and running cable car.


  • Cable Car Coloring Pages from Color Me Good

    Print out this free coloring page from the website ColorMeGood.com™

    Color Me Good is the Largest Website for Free Coloring Worksheets and Free Printable Coloring Pages. Enjoy Unlimited Access to Thousands of High Quality, Full Page, Online Coloring Pages.


  • Sheppard Software offers educational games and activities for kids of all ages. Try this San Francisco Puzzle.

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