Tackling Technology

Tackling Technology explores the evolution of technology and how it is used in modern society.

There are 10 videos in this series.

15 mins Robots
This programme takes a look at technology and robots, from the creation of the first robots to their current use in different industries across the world.
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15 mins Torches
The development of the torch is explored, from its simple beginnings to its present form, and how it is used today.
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15 mins Greenhouses
The history of the greenhouse and how they work is explored in this episode as pupils try to make their own versions.
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15 mins Levers
The function of levers, both in industry and in nature, is explored as some pupils have a go at making their own.
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15 mins Toothbrushes
A look at the history of the toothbrush, from the days when twigs were used to the modern day, high-tech toothbrush.
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15 mins Cushions
A look at the origins of the cushion, from fillings to cushion designers with the opportunity to see the workings of a cushion-making factory.
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15 mins Egyptian Jewellery
The popularity of Egyptian jewellery, dating back from the time of Tutankhamen, is explored. Jewellery designers discuss the historical significance of the jewellery with insights into how it was made.
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15 mins Shoes
The history of the shoe is explored across different cultures and ages. Designers also explain how shoes are designed and constructed today.
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15 mins Yoghurt
The history of yoghurt is explored from hundreds of years ago when shepherds made it, to today's factory production, with a look at the beneficial health qualities of the product.
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15 mins Biscuits
The history of the biscuit is explored, from hundreds of years ago when they became a staple part of sailors diets, to modern day with a visit to a biscuit factory.
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