The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements

  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • TV-G

The scientific quest to understand what the world is made of is chronicled in this series, which spotlights the scientists behind major discoveries and also explains what led to the discoveries.

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The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements
The Mystery of Matter is an exciting PBS series about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long (and continuing) quest to unders (more…)
The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements
The Mystery of Matter is an exciting PBS series about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long (and continuing) quest to unders (more…)
The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements
The Mystery of Matter is an exciting PBS series about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long (and continuing) quest to unders (more…)
The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements
The Mystery of Matter is an exciting PBS series about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long (and continuing) quest to unders (more…)

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Into the Atom Season 1, Episode 3 Aug 19, 2015 Subscription

Caught up in the race to discover the atom's internal parts--and learn how they fit together--is a young British physicist named Harry Moseley, who uses newly discovered X-rays to put the Periodic Table in a whole new light.

Unruly Elements Season 1, Episode 2 Aug 19, 2015 Subscription

Over a single weekend in 1869, a young Russian chemistry professor named Dmitri Mendeleev invents the Periodic Table, bringing order to the growing gaggle of elements.

Out of Thin Air Season 1, Episode 1 Aug 19, 2015 Subscription

One of science's great odd couples--British minister Joseph Priestley and French tax administrator Antoine Lavoisier--together discover a fantastic new gas called oxygen, overturning the reigning theory of chemistry and triggering a worldwide search for new elements.

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