The History of Iron and Steel

Steel a great resource to teach your class all about iron. Viewers of an engaging video see how the production of wrought iron, cast iron, and steel have changed over time. The video also explains some societal advances due to these materials.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Team with a social studies teacher for a lesson on the Iron Age
Classroom Considerations

  • References a previous video in the Real Engineering playlist, "Material Properties 101"
  • A basic understanding of physics and chemistry is useful
Pros

  • Provides links to other videos on the topic
  • Graphics promote understanding
Cons

  • None