The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements

The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements

  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 8.1  (100)

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 understand what the world is made of--to identify, understand and organize the basic building blocks of matter.

The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements
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Into the Atom
3. Into the Atom
August 19, 2015
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. And a young American chemist named Glenn Seaborg creates a new element--plutonium--that changes the world forever, unleashing a force of unimaginable destructive power: the atomic bomb.
Unruly Elements
2. Unruly Elements
August 19, 2015
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. But this sense of order is shattered when a Polish graduate student named Marie Sklodowska Curie discovers radioactivity, revealing that elements can change identities-- and that atoms must have undiscovered parts inside them.
Out of Thin Air
1. Out of Thin Air
August 19, 2015
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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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 understand what the world is made of--to identify, understand and organize the basic building blocks of matter.The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on August 19, 2015.

Where to Watch The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements

The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements on demand at Amazon Prime.

  • Premiere Date
    August 19, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (100)