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What Are Atoms Made of?

Synopsis
This programme , aimed at secondary school, uses practical demonstrations and graphics to provide an in-depth overview of the atom and the Periodic Table. It shows the makeup of atoms into protons, neutrons and electrons. The history of Atomic theory and discovery experiments are explained as well as how atoms combine to form elements. It covers:

· Assuming it’s all atoms - How matter is made up of atoms but we can’t see them; indirect evidence and modern Atomic theory- the make up of atoms into protons, neutrons and electrons; the nucleus; shells; ions and isotopes.

· But how did they work it out? - Rutherford’s experiments with alpha particles. Bohr’s studies of valence shells and valency.

· The periodic table: an incredible insight - How Mendeleev developed the Periodic Table by arranging elements according to their mass, valency and common properties. Understanding the Periodic Table and how it is ordered; the chemical symbol; unique Atomic number; atomic weight.

· Valency - A clear explanation of shells and valency.

· How elements combine Early experiments by Lavoisier discovered mass is conserved. Understanding valency in combining elements to make a chemical compound as opposed to a mixture. Ionic bonding and covalent bonding. Understanding a chemical equation.
Language
English (Australia)
Country
Australia
Year of production
2009
Subjects
Chemistry
Keywords
atoms; periodic table

Credits

Director
Tim Egan
Producer
Eu-Hua Chua
Writer
Tiki Swain
Contributor
Ben McKenzie

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£39.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
27 minutes
Year
2017

Production Company

Name

Video Education Australasia c/o ClickView

Email
info@clickview.com.au
Web
http://www.vea.com.au/ External site opens in new window
Address
Suite 125, Jones Bay Wharf
26-32 Pirrama Road
Pyrmont
NSW 2009
Australia
Notes
UK agents: Boulton Hawker. VEA owned by ClickView.

Distributor

Name

Boulton-Hawker Films Ltd

Web
http://www.boultonhawker.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
01449 616200
Fax
01449 677600
Address
Combs Tannery
Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14 2EN
United Kingdom

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