NOVA: Making Stuff Collection


What will the future bring, and what will it be made of? In NOVA's popular series, Making Stuff, technology reporter David Pogue takes viewers on a fun-filled tour of the material world we live in, and the one that may lie ahead. Get a behind-the-scenes look at scientific innovations ushering in a new generation of materials that are different than anything we've ever seen.

These media resources enable educators to get an inside look at the field of materials science and encourage a better understanding of the scientific innovations that are developing materials that will shape our future.

  • Making More Stuff | Full-Length Broadcast

    Host David Pogue hits the road to explore the frontiers of invention and innovation. This program premiered on October 16, 2013 on PBS.

    In this four-part special, technology columnist and best-selling author David Pogue takes a wild ride through the cutting-edge science that is powering a next wave of technological innovation. Pogue meets the scientists and engineers who are plunging to the bottom of the temperature scale, finding design inspiration in nature, and breaking every speed limit to make tomorrow's "stuff" "Colder," "Faster," "Safer," and "Wilder."

    For classroom resources featuring video segments from this program, check out the NOVA: Making Stuff Collection.

    This resource is part of the NOVA: Full-Length Broadcast Collection.

    Grades: 6-13+

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