BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 6680

Asphalt - production and use

Asphalt - production and use
Key Info
  • Asphalt - production and use
  • Duration: 00:52
  • An introduction to asphalt, its production and its uses. Asphalt is produced from quarrying. It is used for roads, footpaths, school playgrounds and car parks. It is delivered hot so the workers must move quickly to get it levelled out before it cools and hardens.
  • Subject:



    Changing Materials: Irreversible Change

  • Keywords: asphalt, quarry, gravel, stone, tar, surfacing, surface, contractor
Ideas for use in class
  • Use this to prompt an investigation into the sources of other materials seen around us in everyday life. How many can be easily identified and are many of them locally sourced?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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