Skip to main content

The 2,400-year search for the atom - Theresa Doud

2,515,388 Views

119,849 Questions Answered

TEDEd Animation

Let’s Begin…

How do we know what matter is made of? The quest for the atom has been a long one, beginning 2,400 years ago with the work of a Greek philosopher and later continued by a Quaker and a few Nobel Prize-winning scientists. Theresa Doud details the history of atomic theory.

About TED-Ed Animations

TED-Ed Animations feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Are you an educator or animator interested in creating a TED-Ed Animation? Nominate yourself here »

Meet The Creators

  • Educator Theresa Doud
  • Director Franz Palomares
  • Artist Lisa LaBracio
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

More from Actions and Reactions