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.
Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the properties of matter and changes that occur in objects.
Plan and carry out investigations to compare and contrast chemical (i.e., reactivity, combustibility) and physical (i.e., density, melting point, boiling point) properties of matter.
Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the law of conservation of energy to develop arguments that energy can transform from one form to another within a system.
Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the chemical and physical properties of matter resulting from the ability of atoms to form bonds.
Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to compare and contrast the phases of matter as they relate to atomic and molecular motion.
1. What is the purpose of a career fair from both the company and the employee standpoint?
Software: the programs that run on a computer and perform certain functions
Alternative Energy: a new wave of technologies that produce fuels not from fossil fuels; typically from renewable sources
Polymer: a chemical compound that is made of small molecules that are arranged in a simple repeating structure to form a larger molecule
Engineer: a person who has scientific training and who designs and builds complicated products, machines, systems, or structures
Robert Broughton, Carol Hatch, Lisa Barber, Greg Wimpy, Susan Rich, City of Dalton
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