Series: Manufacturing and Engineering
Satellites have allowed us to see and hear the world as it happens – the images we see on our televisions can make a 72,000 kilometre-round trip in less than a second. This film documents how satellites are built, work and are used. It meets engineer Astrium, who produces multi million pound satellites. The film also visits over 15,000 engineers developing precision components which will aid a satellite to perform a sling shot around Venus. Show Less
McLaren is known the world over for its high performance Formula One racing cars. Now McLaren is joining the market of building high performance sports cars for the luxury car market. In this fascinating programme, we step inside the construction facility and follow the assembly line as these cars are designed, made and painted by hand, without robotics, until the final product leaves for the client. This programme is a must for anyone wanting to work in or gain an understanding of the motor vehicle industry, as it demonstrates the pinnacle of automotive genius in design and construction. Show Less
The Airbus A380 has revolutionised travel through the design of a new more sophisticated plane capable of flying more people greater distances without needing to refuel. This fascinating programme takes you into the heart of the Airbus factory in Wales, where the wings for the A380 are made. With a workforce of over five thousand, and over half a million different parts in the wings alone, we see a process of engineering genius as one wing is constructed in five days. A must see of engineering students and those with a desire to work in the aviation industry. Show Less
In this episode, we introduce students to the concept that acceleration is a measure of how quickly something changes its speed. We join James Bond as he falls out of an aeroplane without a paracute, splash into the water at 50.4 km/hr with present Spiro Liacos, and watch on helplessly as a truck runs off an unfinished bridge and explodes in a massive fireball. Show Less
This lesson continues the discussion of acids and bases started in Lesson 6. You will learn how to identify the difference between acids, bases, and salts, including their structure, formula, physical properties, and the substances they interact with. You will also learn about integral role of neutralization reactions as well as hydrogen and water. You will then learn the importance of knowing the difference between dangerous and safe acids and bases. Your perception of weak and strong will be altered along the way, and you will finish this lesson with a better awareness of how to safely handle these substances that are everywhere around you. Show Less
This programme familiarises students with the features of acids and bases, and discusses their physical and chemical properties. The pH scale is introduced with examples of strong and weak acids and bases and the concept of neutral substances is explored. The use of indicators to test the pH of acids and bases is explained, as well as showing the variety of indicators available and their specific uses. Students are shown how to make their own red cabbage indicator in the kitchen, and examples of acids and bases commonly found in the home are discussed. A description of neutralisation reactions and their products concludes the programme. Show Less
This video explains the uses of the ammeter and demonstrates how they must be connected in a circuit. It also describes how a multimeter can measure different electrical quantities (i.e. current and voltage).
Competency to operate is vital when using any power tool. This snippet outlines the key safety factors you should know before operating an angle grinder, and during operation.
Calculating scalar and vector quantities is vital to understanding collisions. Using tennis court action, this clip examines various quantities including initial and final velocity, displacement, acceleration and time. A number of clearly worked examples using a range of mathematical formulae are provided, which will assist senior level physics students to understand the relationship between various scalar and vector quantities. Show Less
Chemical analysis is integral to modern society. The testing of consumer goods, industrial products and food relies upon a number of different techniques. This program will investigate the analytical techniques of chromatography, mass spectrometry and spectroscopy. This program will address the theory behind how a range of analytical techniques work and how the data produced by these techniques is interpreted. Specific examples will be used to demonstrate the qualitative and quantitative applications of chromatography, mass spectrometry, flame testing, atomic absorption spectrometry, infrared spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry. Show Less
This video is a practical session demonstrating pipe bending.
This film takes you from discussing the elements in isolation to exploring how these elements interact with each other at the atomic level, and how chemists, including you, can predict these interactions. As we move our focus to bonding in this lesson you will shift your focus to the electrons, since they define how elements interact with each other. Show Less
This video is a theory session covering bending allowances when using a centre bender.
This video is a session demonstrating how to change a battery.
What happens when you turn up the heat in an equilibrium? This video demonstrates how changing temperature affects reaction rates in accordance with Le Chatelier’s principle. Students will observe the colour of a solution of cobaltous chloride at different temperatures. Footage of a real lab demonstration makes this essential viewing for senior secondary chemistry students. Show Less
What happens when you add more product to an equilibrium? This video demonstrates how an increase in products affects reaction rates in accordance with Le Chatelier’s principle. Students will observe how the appearance of a solution of sodium chloride changes when products are added. Footage of a real lab demonstration makes this essential viewing for senior secondary chemistry students. Show Less
What happens when you add more reactant to an equilibrium? This video demonstrates how an increase in reactants affects reaction rates in accordance with Le Chatelier’s principle. Students will observe how the colour of a solution of ferric thiocyanate changes when reactants are added. Footage of a real lab demonstration makes this essential viewing for senior secondary chemistry students. Show Less
What happens when you increase the pressure on an equilibrium? This video demonstrates how changing pressure affects reaction rates in accordance with Le Chatelier’s principle. Students will observe the colour of a gaseous mixture of nitrogen dioxide and dinitrogen tetroxide under different pressure conditions. Footage of a real lab demonstration makes this essential viewing for senior secondary chemistry students. Show Less
What happens when you remove products from an equilibrium? This video demonstrates how a decrease in the amount of product affects reaction rates in accordance with Le Chatelier’s principle. Students will observe how the appearance of a solution of zinc hydroxide changes when hydrochloric acid are added. Footage of a real lab demonstration makes this essential viewing for senior secondary chemistry students. Show Less
This video describes the characteristics of a parallel circuit and explains how the different components are connected. It also looks at the characteristics of a series circuit.
The program presents 3 common analytical techniques: Atomic absorption Spectrometry, Gas Chromatography and High Pressure Liquid Chromatography.
This program outlines the need for quick, cost-effective and reliable testing of samples in industrial, health, manufacturing and environmental applications. Computer graphics take us inside both machines for an "atoms eye view" of their workings.
The word 'chemicals' might bring to mind pools of swirling, poisonous mixtures, dangerous acids or secret formulas... but they are far more prominent in everyday life than we might first think. Very little in the physical world around us occurs without chemical reactions being involved. In this way, many of the important processes in modern manufacturing and product use can be summarised with chemical equations. This programme takes an in-depth look at five common products that are in use all around us and explores the chemistry behind their manufacture and/or use, including chemical equations. Using graphics and footage from inside manufacturing plants, we see examples of how chemistry is so prevalent in the real world - and examine various reactions taking place. The products are soap, polystyrene, aluminium, paint and car batteries. Show Less
The presence of ongoing change is a reality we cannot escape, but most change is related to chemistry and takes place at a level you can't see. This lesson explores three key topics: How to identify whether a chemical or physical change has occurred. How to classify chemical reactions into categories to help predict the outcome. How to calculate substances to ensure the necessary amounts of the ingredients are used and the desired amount of material is created. Show Less
The more you know about chemistry the more you will be able to predict, control and manipulate the world around you. In this program we learn about the elements of the periodic table.