Students explore the chemical and physical properties of matter and discover how scientific ideas are connected to each other rather than existing in isolation.
In this segment, our students learn about physical properties of matter using the densities of pennies as a model.
Our students continue their discussion of penny densities in this segment and begin a crushing experiment to examine the different physical properties of chemicals.
In this segment, we continue with our exploration of physical properties, including brittleness and malleability. We also learn about phase changes and observe a demonstration on the freezing point of water.
Dr. Adrian Elliott from the Fernbank Science Center joins us in this segment for a special interview, and our students discuss sublimation and deposition.
During this segment, we learn the difference between chemical and physical properties, and we see a demonstration of reactivity.
Homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures are the focus of this segment as well as solutions and alloys.
In this segment, students learn how to separate particles from a mixture while completing a candy chromatography lab.
Our students begin this segment by discussing the results of their candy chromatography experiment. Then they’re given an engineering design challenge to further explore the process of separating solutions.
In this segment, our students discuss the results of their engineering design challenge and we hear from special guest Stan Brinkley, with the Cobb County Marietta Water Authority.
Here in Georgia, blueberries are starting to give the peach more than just a little competition. During our visit with the folks at Cogdell Berry Farm, we start things off by listing the best ways to eat blueberries and we finish with a few surprises. For example, Cogdell Berry Farm uses laser beams to help sort their blueberries. And this is the type of technology that’s made Georgia one of the most productive blueberry states in the country. We’re only sorry you can’t taste this video. These blueberries are delicious!
We take a trip beyond the sea ... to downtown Atlanta and a visit to the Georgia Aquarium. From scuba divers to media specialists to aquarists, we meet everyone who maintains and supports this incredible environment—it takes 600 employees and 2,000 volunteers! And the good news is that you don’t have to work at the Georgia Aquarium to swim here. Anybody can dive in, as you’ll learn in this episode.
Chemistry Matters is a digital series from Georgia Public Broadcasting. The series covers chemistry concepts with 12 units of study divided into segments.