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.
This unit focuses on the three laws of thermodynamics. Students also explore endothermic and exothermic reactions and total bond energy.
Welcome to Physics in Motion – a new digital series for high school physics from Georgia Public Broadcasting!
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!