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.
This is "technically" where the Fast Forward series begins—at a career fair in Dalton. Starting with an overview of Georgia-based STEM careers and companies, we include a look at Shaw Industries and its work with green technologies. Teachable Moments explore the different states of matter, discuss the energy required to convert solids into liquids and gases, and define terms like specific heat capacity, heat of fusion, heat of vaporization, and more.