Theme summary: recycling

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Theme: Recycling Household waste 

Topic: Recycling Household waste (Estimated time 30min) 

Activity: Good for GCSE of all abilities with nice physics applications for Newton’s Laws and Principles of Ferromagnetism. Class discussion of Recycling. 

  • Alison Fare takes us on a tour the Manchester Recovery Facility. The physics of ferromagnetism are introduced and then applied to the separation of aluminum cans.  
  • The slides also discuss Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle. 
  • There is a discussion of the energy involved in recycling aluminum and glass with some challenging calculation. 

Video: An interactive video 12.11 

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