Video Rating Guide
"Beyond an excellent presentation of information, there is an underlying
theme of the excitement and creativity of chemistry and of the
individuals involved in this science. Highly recommended."
"Entertaining and instructive, this series will certainly benefit high
school students, but it is also highly recommended for public
"The producers show an awareness of and sensitivity to their
nonscientific audience by focusing on practical and current applications
of chemical principles."
"..the information, presentation, and production values of this series
makes it an excellent addition to college video collections, advanced
high school chemistry classes, and even general audiences who have an
interest in science"
Journal of Chemical Education
"The World of Chemistry host Roald Hoffmann and his collaborators have
admirably succeeded in their goals of delineating chemistry as a human
activity motivated by curiosity and in demonstrating its relevance to
"I warmly recommend this series not only to college students and their
instructors, but also to anyone curious about the basic principles of
'the central science,' and its role in our society."
American Film and Video Festival
1990 Finalist Award for "On the Surface"
Columbus International Film and Video Festival
1991 Honorable Mention Award for "Color"
Houston International Film Festival "Worldfest Houston"
1991 Silver Award for "Color"
National Educational Film and Video Festival
1990 Gold Apple Award for "The Periodic Table"