The Fast Forward project consists of 16 video segments that present Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (also known as the STEM curriculum) concepts in a fun, entertaining and informative way by demonstrating how employees in businesses and organizations across the state are applying the topic matter in their jobs.
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Because this northwest region of Georgia is characterized by sedimentary rock, such as limestone and ironstone, coal mining was historically important to the area. Today, the major industries of the Appalachian and Valley & Ridge regions include textile manufacturing and tourism.
Home to Georgia’s highest peaks and the source for several rivers—including the Savannah and Chattahoochee—the Blue Ridge region is considered Georgia’s most visually stunning. Because of its natural beauty, outdoor recreation and tourism are the dominant industries in the Blue Ridge. Farmland, however, is scarce due to the region’s high amounts of rainfall and mountainous terrain.
Encompassing Atlanta, Columbus, Athens, Macon, and other urban centers, the Piedmont is the most populous and second largest geographic region in Georgia. With several Fortune 500 companies based in the Piedmont—such as The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Airlines, and The Home Depot—manufacturing and technology are of primary commercial importance.. Due to its rich soil, agriculture is a significant enterprise in the more rural areas of the region.
Covering approximately 60 percent of the state, the Coastal Plain is the largest region in Georgia. The inner coastal plain supports most of the agricultural production in the state; peanuts, peaches, and Vidalia onions are grown here. The outer coastal plain is dominated by pine forests and is home to Savannah and the Okefenokee Swamp. Because the outer coastal plain includes Georgia's connection to the Atlantic Ocean, economic activities include tourism, shipping and logistics, and seafood production.
All animals should have it as good as the patients at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, where the staff is doing some richly rewarding work! The highlight of our visit is an up-close look at a surgical procedure on an injured sea turtle named Sendac. In addition, we take a guided tour, shoot behind the scenes, and interview the center's director, nursing staff, and more. Teachable Moments include a definition and explanation of ecosystems, and a description of why honey is a great substance for treating turtle wounds.
The “secret” to what makes the King of Pops pops so delicious isn’t actually a secret at all, as you’ll see in this episode. But the folks at this Atlanta-based company do put a lot of love into making their delicious treats. The owners themselves will give you the backstory of how King of Pops came to be, and why they have “fans” instead of customers. And if you’re looking for a career that utilizes social media, these folks have that covered too!
There’s a man working at Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell who claims to have the best job in North America. Who could pass up an opportunity to find out why? Not us! And it turns out there are a lot of amazing jobs at this place. For example, they actually have jobs riding rides! And if you want to set yourself up for a job like this, it will help to learn some science. You’ll find out why. Oh, and we’ll ride a coaster or two too!