As any viewer of NOVA’s “Past the Parts” collection can inform, host David Pogue has a blast exploring the fantastic world of chemistry and bringing it to thousands and thousands of PBS viewers. However why ought to David have all of the enjoyable? To offer college students an opportunity to analyze 4 of the world-shaping reactions featured within the collection for themselves, we’ve created the “Past the Parts Reactions Interactive.”
Exploration of every response unfolds in three elements. First, gamers study why the response issues and get an summary of the way it works by watching video clips from “Past the Parts”. That prepares them to play a collection of three mini-games by which they need to determine 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 world 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 educating suggestions and actions to bolster the ideas and tales explored within the “Past the Parts” documentary collection and the interactive. It’s free and out there within the “Past the Parts” assortment of academic assets on PBS LearningMedia.