We discuss the difference between distance and displacement and look at examples of what distinguishes them from one another in both one and two dimensions.
We head to the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta track to learn about the difference between speed and velocity. Different types of velocity are explored and we investigate how to find information from a position versus time graph.
We are back at the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta track to learn all about acceleration. Kinematic equations are introduced as we solve for stopping time and displacement.
We stop by a food truck to investigate three different ways to graph motion: position versus time, velocity versus time, and acceleration versus time.
We head to a football stadium to explain free fall as we work through an example problem finding the maximum height of a thrown object.
We travel onboard a boat to investigate the topic of relative velocity and to show how all motion is relative.
We enlist a high school baseball team to help show how objects behave when they travel as horizontally launched projectiles.
Fast Forward travels to the west side of the state to clear up some misconceptions about modern factories. We visit KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia in West Point. This state-of-the-art facility rolls out one new car every minute, and we show the entire process—from steel coils all the way to the test track. And while we’re here, we learn who really runs the world (hint: it’s not the “cool kids”).
Things Explained tackles all kinds of questions with short, easy-to-understand videos that include demonstrations and real-world examples right here in Georgia.
Communication plays a key role in every Georgia science standard. In this segment of Science in Action, we will focus on classroom strategies that integrate literacy through science lessons.