Ever wonder how a giant ship can float or how buildings are demolished in the middle of a city? We do too! Things Explained tackles all kinds of questions with short, easy-to-understand videos that include demonstrations and real-world examples right here in Georgia. Targeting elementary and middle school concepts, each video is aligned to GSE standards.
Atlanta has not always been the capital of Georgia. In fact, Georgia has had five different state capitals! In this episode of Things Explained, we discuss the history of these five capital cities and why Atlanta was ultimately chosen.
In this episode of Things Explained, we take a look at Winter Olympic sports from a different angle and see how geometry plays an important role in bringing home the gold.
It's important to think critically and practice good behaviors when using technology. In this episode of Things Explained, we talk about what it means to be a good digital citizen and important ways to engage in our technology-driven world.
Healthcare professionals wear personal protective equipments to protect themselves and patients from contaminants like bacteria and viruses. In this episode of Things Explained, we talk with a Georgia nurse who is caring for coronavirus patients and examine why PPE is in such high demand during the global pandemic.
In this episode of Things Explained, we discuss how a tiny paper clip sinks in water but a cargo ship weighing 250,000 tons floats. We also explain what density, buoyancy, and a man named Archimedes have to do with this science phenomenon.
This episode of Things Explained talks about how hurricanes form, how they impact the mainland U.S. and specifically Georgia, and ways we can help minimize storm damage.
In this episode of Things Explained, we look at the importance of pollinators like bees and the important role they play in our daily lives. We also explain the decline in bee population and why this is so alarming.
Click here for an interactive on how pollination works!
Federalism is the constitutional division of power between the US state governments and the national government, also known as the federal government. By design, the US has different levels of government, ranging from the smallest areas of the country to the entire United States of America. In this episode of Things Explained, we discuss the powers given to federal, state, and local governments and how they impact each other.
Who can vote today looked a lot different from those who could vote when the United States was first founded. This video covers the history of voting rights, including women's suffrage, Black disenfranchisement, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the various methods American voters can cast their ballots today.
Traditionally, the highest voter turnout rate happens when US presidential candidates are on the ballot. Midterm elections, however, are equally as important, despite the lower voter turnout. In this episode of Things Explained, host Sara Hopkins explains the importance of midterm elections and how they can impact a sitting president.
In this episode of Things Explained, we discuss the role and responsibilities of Georgia's governor and how the position compares to that of the U.S. president. We also highlight some political dynamics of the state and some of Georgia's most famous governors.
In this episode of Things Explained, host Sara Hopkins explains how districts are drawn, who draws them, and defines redistricting and gerrymandering.
We all want to protect Mother Nature by recycling, but it's important to recycle correctly. In this episode of Things Explained, we explore commonly accepted items for curbside recycled and items that usually end up in the landfill. We also share ways you can help reduce and reuse to cut back on pollution!
This episode of Things Explained explores Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium and what makes it the most sustainable sports facility in the world.
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cut across the United States with part of its path passing over the northeast corner of Georgia. In this episode of Things Explained, learn what causes a solar eclipse, how to safely observe it, and what makes this year's event so special.
On November 20, 2017, the Georgia Dome was demolished. Learn how the force of gravity plays an important role in demolitions and how experts brought down this 102,000 square foot structure, located in the heart of Atlanta.
Georgia's gubernatorial election is one of the nation's most-watched races in 2018. In this episode of Things Explained, host Sara Hopkins introduces the two candidates, highlights commonly-used campaign strategies, and discusses why some people think this election may turn Georgia "purple."
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