Students analyze conceptual, mathematical, and physical models of atoms. This unit also includes an overview of protons, neutrons, and electrons, as well as a periodic table of elements.
In this segment, the students learn about different models of the atom, including Dalton’s model, Thomson’s model, Rutherford’s model, and the Bohr model.
The periodic table is the focus of this segment. The students explore periodic trends as well as atomic number and average atomic mass.
In this segment, students build models of atoms as they learn about characteristics of electrons. They also explore how quantum levels affect fireworks by performing a flame test.
Students explore the relationship between the properties of an atom and its location on the periodic table as well as about effective nuclear charge and electronegativity.
In this segment, the students make predictions about electronegativity and atomic radius across periods and columns.
This segment examines ionization energy and explains the process for writing the electron configuration of any element.
The students learn to make electron configurations in this segment. Sublevels and orbitals are also discussed.
During this segment, special guest Mark Angeli explains the role of pyrotechnics in the making of fireworks.
Anyone watching the news knows healthcare is an ever-growing industry. So we head down to Macon to visit one of the area’s largest employers: Coliseum Health System, where we learn that you don’t have to be a doctor to be one of their 1,300+ employees! In fact, sometimes a high school education and a certificate or two are all you need to find a great job. On a different "note," we have a sing-along, hear an extremely moving story, and enjoy one of our weirdest Teachable Moments ever!
To help find the best STEM-related jobs in the state, we get a little help from Georgia’s top investigative unit—the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. We take an old-school detective approach and discover Teachable Moments on DNA and latent prints. And we even learn what it takes to turn a former cheerleader into a crime scene investigator. Case closed!
Host Raiany Silva and watershed expert, Mike Kahle, explore a local stream in Cobb County. To understand how energy flows through an ecosystem, they conduct a visual survey and chemical test that students can do on their own or through organizations like Adopt-a-Stream.