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As any viewer of NOVA’s “Past the Components” sequence can inform, host David Pogue has a blast exploring the fantastic world of chemistry and bringing it to tens of millions of PBS viewers. However why ought to David have all of the enjoyable? To offer college students an opportunity to research 4 of the world-shaping reactions featured within the sequence for themselves, we’ve created the “Past the Components Reactions Interactive.”

Exploration of every response unfolds in three elements. First, gamers study why the response issues and get an outline of the way it works by watching video clips from “Past the Components”. That prepares them to play a sequence of three mini-games through which they have to determine the reactants and merchandise, stability the chemical equation, and assemble the molecular merchandise. Lastly, extra video clips present additional context for the response they only mastered, together with methods scientists try to optimize its international impacts.

NOVA has additionally produced an educator information to accompany the movie and the Reactions Interactive with actions designed to spark college students’ curiosity about chemistry and materials science. The educator information offers instructing ideas and actions to bolster the ideas and tales explored within the “Past the Components” documentary sequence and the interactive. It’s free and accessible within the “Past the Components” assortment of academic sources on PBS LearningMedia.