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Description

Metals, wood and plastic are shown in different forms and the human uses for each material are highlighted. Includes footage of natural materials being manipulated for human use and man-made materials on the production line.

Note: There is no narration in this clip.
This clip is from:
First broadcast:
8 October 2007

Classroom Ideas

Could be used to consolidate understanding on the difference between natural and man-made materials. Then a discussion point on manufacture could be opened up. If a material has been through a manufacturing process, is it natural or man-made? The clip could then be used to focus on two contrasting materials, wood and metal, and discuss their suitability for a range of purposes. It could also be a useful clip to begin exploring conductors and insulators.