Georgia Ports Authority
Georgia Ports Authority
A trip to any mall will give you a look at thousands of items that weren’t created down the street. Many of them were imported from distant lands. And the Georgia Ports Authority in Savannah … the fourth largest port in the country … is the point of entry for, quite literally, tons of them. The Georgia Ports Authority has a job for just about any interest. They’re governed by logistics and driven by technology—technology that you might be able to learn by … playing video games. You’ll want to see this.
Plan and carry out an investigation on the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on an object and communicate the results.
Construct an argument to support the claim that gravitational force affects the motion of an object.
Ask questions to identify and explain the uses of simple machines (lever, pulley, wedge, inclined plane, wheel and axle, and screw) and how forces are changed when simple machines are used to complete tasks.
Use mathematics and computational thinking to identify the relationships between work, mechanical advantage, and simple machines.
Describe the interdependence of consumers and producers.
Describe how goods and services are allocated by price in the marketplace.
Explain that some goods are made locally, some elsewhere in the country, and some in other countries.
Describe how trade promotes economic activity (e.g., trade between the U.S. and Europe).
Explain the importance of developments in Georgia since the late 20th century
Define and distinguish between absolute advantage and comparative advantage.
Explain that most trade takes place because of comparative advantage in the production of a good or service.
Define balance of trade, trade surplus, and trade deficit.
Define trade barriers such as tariffs, quotas, embargoes, standards, and subsidies.
Identify costs and benefits of trade barriers to consumers and producers over time.
Describe the purpose of trading blocs such as the EU, NAFTA, and ASEAN.
Evaluate arguments for and against free trade.
1. The speakers said that logistics can lower the prices of goods you purchase. How might that be possible?
2. Cranes use the power of simple machines to do their work. How else are simple machines probably used at the Ports Authority?
3. In what ways do you think gaming technology is useful at the port?
Port: a place where ships stop to load and unload cargo
Tonnage: the size of a ship or the total weight that it carries in tons
Efficient: capable of producing desired results without wasting materials, time, or energy
Linchpin: a person or thing that holds something together : the most important part of a complex situation or system
RTG: (rubber tired gantry) a crane used to ground or stack containers
Mechanical Advantage: a measure of the force achieved by using a tool
Logistics: the things that must be done to plan and organize a complicated activity or event that involves many people
Commerce: activities that relate to the buying and selling of goods and services
Customs and Border Protection: the largest federal law enforcement agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security; its primary mission is to safeguard America's borders by protecting the public from dangerous people and materials
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