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.
A trip to any mall will give you a look at thousands of items that weren’t created down the street. Many of them were imported from distant lands. And the Georgia Ports Authority in Savannah … the fourth largest port in the country … is the point of entry for, quite literally, tons of them. The Georgia Ports Authority has a job for just about any interest. They’re governed by logistics and driven by technology—technology that you might be able to learn by … playing video games. You’ll want to see this.
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.
Fast Forward travels to the west side of the state to clear up some misconceptions about modern factories. We visit KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia in West Point. This state-of-the-art facility rolls out one new car every minute, and we show the entire process—from steel coils all the way to the test track. And while we’re here, we learn who really runs the world (hint: it’s not the “cool kids”).