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.
Unit 12 is a recap of Units 1 through 11 and includes an overview of all the Georgia standards covered in this series.
Despite what you see in cartoons, not all park rangers say, “Hey, Boo-Boo!” Luckily, one of ours does. You’ll want to meet her, along with the other rangers who help maintain this beautiful state park located just outside of Savannah. Not only is it a great place to get away for a few days, it’s also a great place for Teachable Moments, as we go well over our quota on this barrier island!
In order to understand how human population growth can impact Earth’s natural resources, various experts demonstrate solutions like food recovery and composting, as well as how students can evaluate food waste in their own communities.