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Be a part of NOVA on 4 digital area journeys which spotlight a few of the scientists and engineers featured within the new chemistry sequence Past the Parts.

Be a part of NOVA on 4 digital area journeys highlighting a few of the scientists and engineers featured within the new three-part chemistry sequence NOVA Past the Parts. Every digital area journey will encompass a reside streamed demonstration and Q&A with scientists who discover the fascinating chemistry that makes our world and all the things in it—together with us.

We all know that many lessons are assembly just about now as a consequence of faculty closures from the coronavirus pandemic and we invite you to affix the dialog along with your college students on the NOVA Schooling Fb web page and YouTube channel the place we will probably be streaming the digital area journeys. For those who’re focused on attending any of those journeys along with your college students, please register under.

Exploring the Blueprint of Organisms: Strawberry DNA Extraction

Wednesday, January 27
1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
Watch right here: NOVA Schooling Fb or NOVA Schooling Youtube

All dwelling organisms have DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid; a blueprint for the event, development and performance of an organism. Have you ever ever puzzled what DNA seems like and easy methods to extract it from the cells of a dwelling organism?

For our first digital area journey, be part of Dr. Monica Corridor-Porter, featured in NOVA Past the Parts: Life to study extra about DNA and comply with together with a reside strawberry DNA extraction utilizing widespread home items.

Don’t Strive This at Residence: Cracking the Secrets and techniques of Glass

Tuesday, February 23
1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
Watch Right here: NOVA Schooling Fb or NOVA Schooling Youtube

Glass is a flexible, mesmerizing materials that works in sudden methods. In its molten state, it’s hotter than volcanic lava. However what occurs when sizzling glass meets chilly water? How massive can a glass bubble get? What’s glass manufactured from, and the way do you add colour to it?

For our second digital area journey, study all of the ways in which glass breaks—from the secure to the explosive. Watch Corning Museum of Glass glassmakers, Chris Rochelle and Eric Meek, work with glass reside as they reply these questions and extra.

A Tour of the ‘Periodic Desk’ Desk

Wednesday, March 24
1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
Watch Right here: NOVA Schooling Fb or NOVA Schooling Youtube

For our third digital area journey, go to science creator Theodore Grey in his elemental workplace and see almost-first-hand his actual stable wooden periodic desk…desk. Theodore will present you 1000’s of samples of (almost) all of the chemical components present in, on, and across the desk and a few of the spectacular reactions that happen between atoms and molecules.

This occasion will probably be live-streamed on YouTube and Fb in order that educators could tune in with their digital lessons. For extra details about the sequence, go to the Past the Parts sequence web page.

Science of Spice: Chile Pepper Chemistry 

Wednesday, April 21
1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT
Watch Right here: NOVA Schooling Fb or NOVA Schooling Youtube

Though spicy meals trigger burning sensations on our tongues, could make our noses run, and might even carry us to tears, people can’t get sufficient of spicy meals! What’s inflicting the wide selection of reactions we expertise once we eat spicy meals? Be a part of Dr. Ivette Guzmán from New Mexico State College for a chile pepper dissection to debate the chemistry of chile peppers and why people love spicy meals.

This occasion is the fourth and remaining digital area journey highlighting a few of the scientists and engineers featured within the new three-part chemistry sequence NOVA: Past the Parts. Will probably be live-streamed on the NOVA Schooling YouTube and Fb pages.

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