University Chemistry ›› 2021, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (10): 2101020.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202101020

Special Issue: 化学科普(2021)

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Chemical Documentary: A New Form of Science Popularization

Zengdong Zhang1, Zunli Mo2,*()   

  1. 1 College of Education, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070, China
    2 College of Chemistry and Engineering, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070, China
  • Received:2021-01-11 Accepted:2021-02-08 Published:2021-03-09
  • Contact: Zunli Mo


This paper takes the science popularization of chemistry as an example to discuss the connotation and development process of documentary, particularly chemistry documentary. From the aspects of content, form and characteristics, this paper analyzes several chemical popular science documentaries with good reputation and high quality. The material and spiritual values of chemical documentaries are summarized, the prospect of science popularization in China is prospected, and some simple suggestions for the development of chemical science documentaries in the future are put forward.

Key words: Chemical documentary, Value, Science popularization


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