The Nature of Matter
Catalogue Number: 393807
ISBN Number: 978-1-60825-861-1
Producer: Films Media Group
Subject: Physics, Science
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: U.S.
Copyright Year: 2010
Running Time: 32
An elephant and a racing car don't have much in common - except for the remarkable fact that they're made of similar fundamental building blocks. This program takes a simulated subatomic look at a glass of water to better understand the nature of matter, a minuscule world of molecules, atoms, and elementary particles. The behavior of matter under the effects of gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces; the process of scientific experimentation; specifics of atomic structure; the organization of matter via the periodic table; ionic, covalent, and hydrogen bonding; the process of radioactive decay; and the death of fusion-fueled stars are scrutinized as well.
A Films for the Humanities & Sciences Production.
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