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Video Blast furnace animation

TLF ID M011230

This resource is about blast furnaces and innovations in smelting iron in 18th-century Britain. The animation show how a blast furnace used a combination of iron ore and limestone with coke to produce iron. Students read text material and then view the animation, which also includes a segment on how to build a blast furnace.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This interactive animation is a useful student resource for the Australian Curriculum: History content description in year 9 referring to technological innovations and other factors that influenced the industrialisation of Britain. Students learn about the importance of the discovery that iron could be made using coke, which led to a major expansion of iron production in Britain.
  • This animation is a useful illustration of the mechanical workings of a blast furnace to smelt iron using coke. Students name all the parts of the blast furnace and the stages of the process.
  • The resource is useful for the development of historical skills. Students process and synthesise information for use as evidence in a historical argument about the importance of the discovery of smelting iron using coke for the increase in industrialisation in Britain.
Year level

9

Learning area
  • History

Other details

Contributors
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Organization: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Address: UNITED KINGDOM
  • URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk
  • Publisher
  • Name: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Organization: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: UNITED KINGDOM
  • URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Video
  • Text
Rights
  • Resource: BBC © 2012, except where indicated otherwise. You may download, copy and communicate this material for free, and use it in digital and hardcopy format for non-commercial educational use in Australian schools and TAFE institutions, provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material. 'Interactive' image: © Education Services Australia Limited 2012. You may copy, communicate and adapt this image for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the image.