In this short documentary, watch sparks fly and molten metal run white hot as it goes from scrap metal to fresh steel.
Film animation and a knowledge of outer space bring to the screen this spectacular, awe-inspiring view of our solar system. Staggering distances are eliminated through the art of film: before our eyes is displayed the wonder of the universe. Moon, Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Venus, Earth and all the other satellites and lesser matter in space are seen in amazing detail and perspective in their eternal orbits around the sun.
For more background info on this film, visit the NFB.ca blog.
How Do They Make Potato Chips? is one of a series of short and snappy videos that reveal the mysteries behind everyday things. Almost every child likes to eat potato chips and will love to learn how they're made. (Bet you can't watch this video just once!)
This short animation transports us from the farthest conceivable point of the universe to the tiniest particle of existence, an atom of a living human cell. The art of animation and animation camera achieve this exhilarating journey with a freshness and clarity. Without words.
Ages 9 to 14
Study Guide - Guide 1
Science - Environmental Science
Technology Education - Science and Technology
Pre-screening: Discuss how machines have been developed to make our lives easier. Have students discuss the part of the steel making process they found most intriguing. Discuss the many uses for steel in our everyday lives.