100 Greatest Discoveries: Atomic Weight
On the Science Channel's "100 Greatest Discoveries," learn about John Dalton's atomic theory and how it became the system we use now in determining atomic weight.
100 Greatest Discoveries: August Kekule's Written Model
On the Science Channel's "100 Greatest Discoveries," learn how German chemist August Kekule created a written model to visualize the chemical structure of atoms.
100 Greatest Discoveries: Combining Atoms
On the Science Channel's "100 Greatest Discoveries," learn how the work of Joseph Gay-Lussac and Amedeo Avogadro led to the discovery of new compounds.
100 Greatest Discoveries: Synthesis of Urea
100 Greatest Discoveries: The Cathode Ray Tube
A cathode ray tube (CRT) is an instrument that showed that there was an invisible force, electrons, that exist in our world. Watch the CRT at work on the Science Channel's "100 Greatest Discoveries."
100 Greatest Discoveries: The Discovery of Oxygen
Learn about the work of Joseph Priestley and how it ultimately led to the discovery of oxygen on The Science Channel's "100 Greatest Discoveries."
Assignment Discovery: Atoms on the Surface
Atoms make up the very structure of all things, and if your microscope is powerful enough you can see them. Learn more about how atoms are arranged on the surface on Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery."
Assignment Discovery: Beginnings of Quantum Physics
In the 1920s, the behavior of atoms developed into a new theory called quantum mechanics. Since then, physicists have learned much more about the subatomic world. Learn more about quantum physics on Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery."
Assignment Discovery: Electron Shells
All atoms in their ground state are electrically neutral and have an equal number of electrons and protons. Learn more about atoms on Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery."
Assignment Discovery: Graphite
Graphite is a carbon based material that is an electrical lubricant and very brittle. It can be used to make a pencil. Learn more about graphite on Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery."
Assignment Discovery: Material Science
A material scientist is a scientist who studies the properties of a material to find out how it works. Meet one on Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery."
Assignment Discovery: Origin of the Atom Theory
On Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery," the study of atoms has led to the uncertainty principal, signaling the end of the notion in classical physics that everything, in principal, can be known and predicted.
Assignment Discovery: Polar and Non Polar Molecules
Learn the differences between polar and non-polar molecules on Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery."
Assignment Discovery: Temperature Basics
Temperature is a measurement of how cold or hot something is. You can use a thermometer to measure temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius. Learn more in this clip from Discovery Channel's series, "Assignment Discovery."
Master of the Universe: Annihilation of Atoms
Atoms are unpredictable. It's hard to be certain if they exist or not. Space, at an atomic level, has an energy field full of particles that annihilate each other. Learn more about atoms on The Science Channel's "Master of the Universe."
Master of the Universe: Stephen Hawking on Atoms
On The Science Channel's "Master of the Universe," Stephen Hawking and colleagues describe what atoms are and suggest they are more like force fields and waves, rather than mass.
Science of the Impossible: Fusion Energy
On Discovery Channel's "Science of the Impossible," learn how fusion energy technology could take astronauts to the next nearest star, Alpha Centauri.
Science of the Impossible: Intro to Zero Point Energy
Zero point energy is the force that preserves the structure of the universe. The possibilities are endless if we can one day harness the power from zero point energy. Learn more about zero point energy on Discovery Channel's "Science of the Impossible."
What Are the Odds? Lincoln's Coffee
What are the odds the coffee you are drinking has the same water molecules as Abraham Lincoln's? Learn more about odds in this video.
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