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CLIP 6694

How does hot water make things move?

How does hot water make things move?
Key Info
  • How does hot water make things move?
  • Duration: 02:19
  • When water is boiled in a kettle, the steam can lift the kettle's lid. This method of steam power was developed to drive engines. On a trip to a transport museum, the presenter learns that a steam train's boiler is powered by coal, which makes it able to heat water, which produces steam to make the wheels turn, which move the train along the railway track to its destination.
  • Subject:



    Changing Materials: Reversible Change

  • Keywords: engine, transport, vehicle, fuel, combustion, travelling, travels, steam engine, steam power, steam train, Northern Ireland
Ideas for use in class
  • Use this to investigate how water can change form from liquid, to gas, to solid. It can also introduce a project about different types of transport.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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