In this unit, students investigate a fish kill on Georgia’s Ogeechee River, and learn how to obtain, evaluate, and communicate data and information.
In this segment, we outline the eight science and engineering practices of chemistry. Students also discuss qualitative and quantitative observations.
During this segment, we introduce two Science and Engineering Practices: Generating a Hypothesis and Developing a Model.
We explore the steps involved in creating and testing a hypothesis and introduce our third Science and Engineering Practice, planning and carrying out an investigation.
Experimental Design is explored as the terms manipulated variable, responding variable, and constant are discussed.
In this segment, students learn about the importance of lab safety procedures while performing an experiment testing the pH of various samples in the classroom.
Students analyze data collected in the last segment and interpret that data by constructing an argument that explains whether the data shows that their hypothesis should be supported or rejected. Significant figures are mentioned and the importance of data replication is also discussed.
In this segment, students engage in argumentation by either rejecting or supporting their hypotheses about the fish kill. We hear from environmental lawyer Don Stack, who discusses the role of chemistry in his profession.
Chemistry Matters is a digital series from Georgia Public Broadcasting. The series covers chemistry concepts with 12 units of study divided into segments.
We're given a VIP tour of some extremely impressive facilities within Gulfstream Aerospace, where we interview a wide range of employees. We begin with a focus on engineering but quickly learn there are a variety of employment opportunities available at Gulfstream. And if you’ve ever wondered how planes fly, this video will help, as our experts explain Bernoulli's Principle. Of course, once you know how they fly, you’ll want to know how fast they go. That’s why we also include explanations of the terms mach and supersonic.
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