Case Study: Vehicle Maintenance
Produced for Future Morph, this video clip shows an apprentice in motor vehicle maintenance talking about her work and college course. She describes how a car's engine is tested to find a fault with its fuelling. An additional activity describes a classroom demonstration that shows the products of hydrocarbon combustion. A solid hydrocarbon burns and a pump are used to draw the gaseous combustion products over a piece of cobalt chloride paper and through limewater to show the presence of water and carbon dioxide respectively.
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: Bicton College
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