What makes the fabulous Fox Theatre so fabulous? Great question! And that’s just what we ask the folks who work at the Fox. They answer by giving us an exclusive backstage tour, as well as an on-stage tour, and even an under-the-stage tour. And we tell the “theatrical” story as you’d expect—in three acts. By the way, it turns out that part of what makes the Fox so fabulous is their air-conditioning system and their LED lights, both of which we cover in our Teachable Moments.
Plan and carry out an investigation of the relationship between voltage, current, and power for direct current circuits.
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Evaluate the economic impact of various industries in Georgia including agricultural, entertainment, manufacturing, service, and technology.
1. Explain the benefits of using LED lights instead of incandescent lights.
2. Describe the challenges of modernizing old buildings like the Fox Theatre.
Marquee: a sign over the entrance to a theater that shows the name of the show, movie, play, etc., and the names of the main performers
Suburbs: a town or other area where people live in houses near a larger city
HVAC: heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning, processes that control the climate of interior spaces
Centrifugal: moving away from a center; acting in a direction away from a center
Accounting: the skill, system, or job of keeping the financial records of a business or person
Restoration: the act or process of returning something to its original condition by repairing it, cleaning it, etc.
Broadway: a street in New York City where there are many theaters — used to refer to the world of the theater in New York City
LED: (light-emitting diode) a device that lights up and displays information when electricity passes through it
Incandescent: producing bright light when heated
Molly Fortune, Maggie Fuller, Dee Middleton, Amy Smith, Len Tucker
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