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CLIP 2413

How is electricity brought to our homes?

How is electricity brought to our homes?

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Key Info
  • How is electricity brought to our homes?
  • Duration: 01:47
  • Pylons and cables carry electricity through the countryside, but in cities there is no space for pylons and cables. In the city of London there are 29,000km of electrical cable buried underground. If all these cables were put end to end they would stretch to Australia. There are lots of underground substations all over London. These contain many switches and each one controls the electrical supply to specific places and famous monuments.
  • Subject:




  • Keywords: electricity, cable, pylon, substation, switch
Ideas for use in class
  • This would be a good clip to play when learning about electricity and how it is organised in cities. It might be played to stimulate discussion and ideas about where electricity comes from or to answer this question.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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