Rust is produced in a chemical reaction between iron, oxygen and water. It is a form of oxidation and it leads to corrosion. Rust is shown on various metal parts of a ship.

First broadcast:
11 October 2007

Useful as a discussion point within a lesson about reversible and irreversible reactions. The children could discuss which type of reaction the clip shows. Under supervision children could be given a selection of rusty objects to look at and investigate. This could lead to looking at other chemical reactions.