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