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Absolute Zero

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Watch the Program
Watch the entire program online after the broadcast date. (Quicktime or Windows Media required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Absolute Hot
Learn in this article why whether there is a corresponding hottest hot to the coldest cold is not the easiest question to answer. (Grades 9-12)

The Conquest of Cold
Read about the impact of refrigerated railway cars on native cultures in this excerpt from Tom Shachtman's Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold, the book on which the NOVA program was based. (Grades 9-12)

A Sense of Scale
Explore in this interactive the range between absolute zero to what the theoretical highest possible temperature. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Ultracold Atoms
Learn the ins and outs of a new form of matter called a Bose-Einstein condensate in this interview with researcher and physics professor Luis Orozco. (Grades 9-12)

Additional Interactives
Learn your way around a refrigerator, design a thermometer online, conduct your own experiment in cold research, play an ice trade game, and more in the additional interactives that will be available on this site.

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Program Transcript
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Absolute Zero
WATCH A PREVIEW BUY THE VIDEO WATCH THE VIDEO ONLINE PROGRAM OVERVIEW VIEWING IDEAS CLASSROOM ACTIVITY RELATED NOVA RESOURCES INTERACTIVE FOR STUDENTS
   

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