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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.
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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.