The focus of this unit is chemical bonds, both intermolecular and intramolecular. Students also look at the bond spectrum and learn about electrostatic and electronegative forces.
This segment introduces the concept of chemical bonding and explores chemical changes using the ingredients found in taco sauce as a model.
In this segment, the students learn about chemical bonds, Lewis dot diagrams, and ionic bonds.
Intramolecular bonds are discussed in this segment, and the students create their own bonds using a software simulator.
The students discuss polar and nonpolar bonds in this segment, followed by an explanation of single, double, and triple bonds.
Intermolecular forces are the focus of this segment, and the students learn why hydrogen bonding makes ice float.
The students learn about melting point using sugar and salt. Special guest Dr. Ludovice discusses molecular modeling.
We take our search for Georgia STEM careers to Carrollton with a visit to Southwire, the largest manufacturer of wire and cable in North America. Here we cover the types of careers available at Southwire. And we shine a (well-wired) spotlight on Southwire's Engineering Academy for high school students. Teachable Moments include descriptions of electricity and root cause analysis.
We travel to Pine Mountain to spin the Fast Forward “Wheel of Information,” where we get all the news on Callaway Gardens and how it came to be. Thanks to the experts, including the manager of the Day Butterfly Center, we get a peek into the fields of zoology and entomology and learn more about butterflies than we ever thought possible. Please take our word for it. Some of it is frass-related. We warned you!
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!