As any viewer of NOVA’s “Past the Components” collection can inform, host David Pogue has a blast exploring the fantastic world of chemistry and bringing it to hundreds of thousands of PBS viewers. However why ought to David have all of the enjoyable? To provide college students an opportunity to analyze 4 of the world-shaping reactions featured within the collection for themselves, we’ve created the “Past the Components Reactions Interactive.”
Exploration of every response unfolds in three components. 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 collection of three mini-games by which they need to establish the reactants and merchandise, steadiness the chemical equation, and assemble the molecular merchandise. Lastly, extra video clips present additional context for the response they simply 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 gives instructing suggestions and actions to bolster the ideas and tales explored within the “Past the Components” documentary collection and the interactive. It’s free and obtainable within the “Past the Components” assortment of instructional assets on PBS LearningMedia.