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.
Here in Georgia, blueberries are starting to give the peach more than just a little competition. During our visit with the folks at Cogdell Berry Farm, we start things off by listing the best ways to eat blueberries and we finish with a few surprises. For example, Cogdell Berry Farm uses laser beams to help sort their blueberries. And this is the type of technology that’s made Georgia one of the most productive blueberry states in the country. We’re only sorry you can’t taste this video. These blueberries are delicious!
The University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences invites us on a tour of its Mountain Research and Education Center, where we interview Dr. Wayne Hanna, one of the foremost turf growers in the world! He’s grown grass for sports complexes as far away as the World Cup Soccer Tournament in South Africa, and as close to home as UGA’s own athletic fields. Teachable Moments center around agriculture, including photosynthesis, the nitrogen cycle, and more.