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Subject: Science: Natural & Physical

Chemistry: Material World Series

Chemistry: Material World Series

Award-winning ABC Science Education Specialist Rod Rees uses high-quality computer animations and case-studies to illustrate fundamental concepts associated with Chemistry and Materials Science in this series. Produced by VEA Productions, Inc. Series: 3 x 22-minute programs.
Also see: Chemistry: Molecular World of Reactions in Water Series


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List of Titles


1. Good Vibrations

1. Good Vibrations

This program focuses on the particle theory of matter and how it helps to explain: 1) the behavior of solids, liquids and gases; 2) changes of state; 3) melting points and boiling points, using the example of train tracks to explain expanding metals; 4) the concept of absolute zero. Electron microscope images are featured; Click for more


2. Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

2. Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

This program further explores the idea that everything is made of particles by looking at: 1) the difference between atoms and molecules; 2) the difference between elements, compounds and mixtures; 3) how an element like lead can exist in various forms (as an element or in compounds) and how this can affect its properties Click for more


3. Chemical Reactions

3. Chemical Reactions

"Recommended. This program does a good job of introducing the concept of chemical reactions by drawing on examples from everyday life. Space shuttle rocket fuel, including a discussion of the 'Challenger' disaster, explosions, fireworks, matches, automobile air bag inflation, and rusting of iron are all used as Click for more





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