Create and share a new lesson based on this one.

About TED-Ed Selects

TED-Ed Selects are exceptional, user-created lessons that are carefully selected by volunteer teachers and TED-Ed staff.

Meet The Creators


Additional Resources for you to Explore
Slow motion footage of hydrogen and hydrogen/oxygen explosions.
The professor describes how scientists get hydrogen to bond with a special type of helium.
If you haven't heard about ITER (the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), chances are that you will soon.
Our nearest star is crucial to life on Earth but the Sun is surprisingly ordinary.
Experts at CERN have managed to 'trap' atoms of antihydrogen
For the basics on hydrogen, check this out.
For more fun facts about hydrogen, check out The Elements by Theodore Gray.
Research into hydrogen storage is important nowadays. The big challenge is to efficiently store and use hydrogen as a fuel to move, for example, an electric motor of a car. Will the gas that ended the rise of zeppelin move the automobile of the future?

Contributor small
Lesson Creator
With the ITER [] (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) project, full-scale electricity producing fusion power plants would be the best and cleanest solution to the energy crisis. What are the benefits and limitations to performing a fusion reaction?
09/24/2014 • 
 24 Responses
 / 24 Updates