Bright Sparks, Vol. 11: My House (1989)

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Synopsis by Sally Barber

Bright Sparks is a 12-part science and technology series created to stimulate children by introducing complex ideas in an entertaining and fun format. Programs blend animation and live-action to offer a fast-paced and imaginative lesson. Animated hosts travel around the globe to demonstrate the wonders of science and modern technology. Volume 11, Bright Sparks: My House, illustrates the engineering behind home construction in different regions. It explores the vast array of materials used in houses, including brick, timber, earth, glass, concrete, and steel, and shows how some homes are built to withstand environmental dangers such as earthquakes and fires. Other programs in the series are Bright Sparks: Trains, Planes, Boats and Cars, Bright Sparks: Computers, and Bright Sparks: Water, Water Everywhere.