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Animated Science: The Periodic Table

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Celebrate the periodic table’s 150th anniversary with this episode of Animated Science, a series produced by the Universitat de Barcelona and animator Luis PΓ©rez.

Follow the main character as he struggles to understand the periodic table, the elements, and chemistry for the first time. After a rough start, he listens to the teacher and, with some contemplation, begins to understand how everything is made from atoms and their different combinations.

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In this case, he considers the water molecule, “composed of two hydrogen atoms, each linked by a single chemical bond to an oxygen atom.” This leads to how he thinks about elephants, plants, and everything around him.

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The animation comes with Spanish and Catalan labels, too.

Previously from Animated Science: The Scientific Method, animated. Also: We know that elephants are made from elements thanks to the song ‘Meet the Elements’ by They Might Be Giants.

Plus, don’t miss this video from The Ring of Truth: Two Hydrogen Atoms & One Oxygen Atom.

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