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CLIP 10902

A journey to the edge of space (pt 2/3)

A journey to the edge of space (pt 2/3)
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Key Info
  • A journey to the edge of space (pt 2/3)
  • Duration: 02:40
  • Starts with a description of how changes in atmospheric pressure as the balloon rises could cause it to burst. This is followed by a discussion of choosing the right materials for a spacecraft before looking at the problems associated with extreme temperatures as the balloon rises through the troposhere.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Phys: Forces - Contact and Non-contact

  • Keywords: gravity, forces, balloon, atmosphere, pressure, space, temperature, troposhere, stratosphere, BangGoesTheTheory
Ideas for use in class
  • Clip 51 from the Bang Goes the Theory teachers pack. To download the pdf please go to bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/bang/ Stimulus material for introducing the idea of space travel.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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