Case Study: Plumbing
Produced for Future Morph, this resource contains a video in which an apprentice plumber talks about his work in a renewable energy company installing solar water panels. The theory and practicals he learns in college is applied in the workplace. A second activity looks at a demonstration that illustrates the greenhouse effect. The first uses a transparent bottle containing air to model the earth. A second container has carbon dioxide and this is used to model the effect of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The greenhouse effect is demonstrated by comparing the temperature increases in both vessels on exposure to light from a powerful lamp.
This video was created as part of the Future Morph programme from the Science Council and dates from 2008. Although historic, it is still relevant and useful today.
- Lesson plans: Nuffield Foundation Practical Physics activities; David Sang, courtesy of Institute of Physics Practical Biology activities; Carol Levick, courtesy of Society of Biology Practical Chemistry activities; Emma Palmer, courtesy of Royal Society of Chemistry
- Supporting information: CoHesion Career Development Consultancy, Brian Cairns and Ruth Wright Films: Anna Grayson,
- Production and direction: Bob Walters,
- Direction and filming: Phil Stopford and Twofour Digital Ltd,
- Post production: City College Plymouth and Sungift Solar
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