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Where do nature's building blocks, called the elements, come from? They're the hidden ingredients of everything in our world, from the carbon in our bodies to the metals in our smartphones. Watch as David Pogue unlocks their secrets.
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PBSNOVA: Hunting the Elements DVD
 
4.5

(based on 24 reviews)

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simplified understandable chemistry

A good introduction to the periodic table for a High school chem class. Some concepts are simplified to the point that you needs to elaborate and clarify in class and it also goes off...Read complete review

A good introduction to the periodic table for a High school chem class. Some concepts are simplified to the point that you needs to elaborate and clarify in class and it also goes off on tangents, but it holds the attention of students (like no other chem video) and gives a platform of understanding from which to build on.

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Not Worth The Time

Usually love science-for-the-layman videos and books, but not this one. It is patronizing at best. Better description is: it is precocious: mostly about the main character or interviewer and his reactions to...Read complete review

Usually love science-for-the-layman videos and books, but not this one. It is patronizing at best. Better description is: it is precocious: mostly about the main character or interviewer and his reactions to the various scenes. Sorry. Just not up to snuff and if typical of NOVA presentations, avoid that label

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5.0

Excellent Explanation

By Retired Mike

from Chiciago, Illinois

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Comments about PBS NOVA: Hunting the Elements DVD:

Excellent explanation of the elements, and how to read the table of elements. Great introduction for someone who will be studying chemistry.

 
5.0

Excellent History! Highly Recommended!

By Mart

from New York, NY

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Comments about PBS NOVA: Hunting the Elements DVD:

The elements that make us and everything the way they are. Better than some textbooks on the same subject.

 
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Not Worth The Time

By Consumer

from Central Coast CA

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Comments about PBS NOVA: Hunting the Elements DVD:

Usually love science-for-the-layman videos and books, but not this one. It is patronizing at best. Better description is: it is precocious: mostly about the main character or interviewer and his reactions to the various scenes. Sorry. Just not up to snuff and if typical of NOVA presentations, avoid that label

 
4.0

It's Elemental, My Dear Watson

By The Science Novice

from South Bend, Indiana

Comments about PBS NOVA: Hunting the Elements DVD:

This is a lively introduction to the chemical elements which make up the periodic table. It uses bits of history, interviews with scientists and others, views of modern mining and lab work give viewers a sense of the interrelatedness of various elements and of why those which it studies behave as they do.
On the other hand, it is a bit manic in tone, and it is not so much a description of the elements of the periodic table as a foraging among them for several different particularly interesting ones.
Highly recommended as as introduction to the notion of chemical elements and the periodic table. Could have been more thorough about classes of elements and their relationships.

 
5.0

My sons watch it again and again

By homeschool mom

from MN

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My 8 and 11 yr old sons have watched this several times and are rivited. It
I find that I also now truly understand the elements as well!

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