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CLIP 14279

Spheres and Symmetry

Spheres and Symmetry

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Key Info
  • Spheres and Symmetry
  • Duration: 02:08
  • An introduction to spheres. We meet a bubble artist who begins to explain why bubbles are spherical and how the bubble forms into the most efficient shape, with the smallest surface area. We also see some other natural spherical shapes and look at why they form that shape. First broadcast on 'The Code' on BBC2 in August 2011.
  • Subject:




  • Keywords: TheCode, Marcus du Sautoy, Geometry, sphere, spheres, symmetry, surface area, bubbles, solids, spherical
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful as an introduction to volume and surface area of spheres at Key Stage 4. Can also be looked at when introducing 3D solids and their properties at Key Stage 3.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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