The Nature of MatterStreaming Video - 2009
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.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2010
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (32 min.) : sd., col., digital file. + instructional materials (online)