This semester is a continuation of the study of energy, introduced to you in the first semester as mechanical energy. In this semester, you will study other forms of energy, including electric energy, magnetism, sound, and light. You will learn how mechanical and electromagnetic waves transport energy. Topics of special interest will include electric circuits, electromagnets, acoustics, color, mirrors, and lenses.
Before viewing an episode, download and print the note-taking guides, worksheets, and lab data sheets for that episode, keeping the printed sheets in order by page number. During the lesson, watch and listen for instructions to take notes, pause the video, complete an assignment, and record lab data. See your classroom teacher for specific instructions.
Chemistry Matters is a digital series for high school chemistry from Georgia Public Broadcasting. The series supports science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) objectives by encouraging inquiry-based learning, problem solving, critical thinking, exploration, and discovery. The primary goal is to provide a thorough summary of the concepts of chemistry, grounded in the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for science. It is designed to help students who struggle with the concepts of chemistry and to provide resources for teachers of all levels, especially those who may be teaching chemistry for the first time. The series is meant to be a comprehensive resource for students and teachers, but it is important that students actually carry out all the investigations and gain experience through practicing calculations in order to learn chemistry thoroughly.
The focus of this unit is chemical bonds, both intermolecular and intramolecular. Students also look at the bond spectrum and learn about electrostatic and electronegative forces.
This unit focuses on isotopes, nuclear decay, fission, and fusion. Students learn how to identify different types of nuclear decay products and look at real-world applications of radioactivity.