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Video Stephenson's Rocket animation

TLF ID M011229

This animated resource is about innovation in railway technology in 19th-century Britain. It models an early steam locomotive called Stephenson's Rocket, which won the Rainhill Trials in 1829, a competition to find the best locomotive engine for a railway line approaching completion. It includes background material, an animation of the workings of the locomotive engine, a detailed diagram of the engine and a quiz on the names of the engine parts.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This interactive animation is a useful student resource for the Australian Curriculum: History content description in year 9 referring to the technological innovations and other factors that influenced the industrialisation of Britain. Students learn about the importance of the locomotive called Stephenson's Rocket, with its new design features that enabled it to go at fast speeds, thus reducing the time taken to travel between cities.
  • This resource is useful for an understanding of the importance of fast rail transport for the economy, and its effect on the speed of industrialisation in Britain during the 19th century.
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.