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.
The University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences invites us on a tour of its Mountain Research and Education Center, where we interview Dr. Wayne Hanna, one of the foremost turf growers in the world! He’s grown grass for sports complexes as far away as the World Cup Soccer Tournament in South Africa, and as close to home as UGA’s own athletic fields. Teachable Moments center around agriculture, including photosynthesis, the nitrogen cycle, and more.
This unit focuses on the three laws of thermodynamics. Students also explore endothermic and exothermic reactions and total bond energy.
Who says physics can’t be fun? They can be very entertaining when you use them to go zip lining. And that’s what we do at North Georgia Canopy Tours in Lula. Of course, we go zip lining with a focus on physics and environmental education. That means getting employees to explain how Sir Isaac Newton’s basic laws influence their jobs. Teachable Moments include explanations of Newton's First Law of Motion, friction, and watersheds.