The Heart of Scotland (clip)
Documentary about Stirling and the Forth Valley
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The history and industries of Stirlingshire. This clip provides an amazing insight into the craft of making iron baths coated with enamel at the Carron Ironworks, near Falkirk.
Questions & Activities
- What is the bath made from?
- What is it coated with? Why?
- Does anything surprise you about how the bath is made?
- Enamel baths are rarely made anymore. Why?
- What are baths made of today?
Media Studies / Music: Some of the shots of the man operating the mechanism are balletic. Put the clip into editing software, find or create music to score the clip and cut a 'dance video'.
Science: What are the properties of enamel which make it good for coating? Where else do you find enamel?
Science / Geography / Technologies: Pick an everyday object at home. Find out where it was made and what is likely to happen to it when you no longer want it?
Geography / History / Technologies: The bath was made at the Carron ironworks near Falkirk. Research the history of the Carron works and find out what else was made at the factory.
|Resource Rights Holder||National Library of Scotland|
|School Subject||Technologies, Science, Media Studies, Geography, History, Social Studies|
|Who||County Council of the County of Stirling (sponsor), Films of Scotland (sponsor), John Grierson (treatment), Laurence Henson (director), Templar Film Studios (production company)|