Chemistry

How small is an atom?

Just how small are atoms? And what’s inside them? The answers turn out to be astounding, even for those who think they know. This fast-paced animation, narrated by Jonathan Bergmann, uses spectacular metaphors (imagine a blueberry the size of a football stadium!) to give a visceral sense of the building blocks that make our world.

 

 About our guest scientist

Jonathan Bergmann is a teacher, educational coach and writer from Illinois, USA. You can find out more about Jon on his personal website, or on twitter. This video was created by Cognitive Media for Ted Education.