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.
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.
The “secret” to what makes the King of Pops pops so delicious isn’t actually a secret at all, as you’ll see in this episode. But the folks at this Atlanta-based company do put a lot of love into making their delicious treats. The owners themselves will give you the backstory of how King of Pops came to be, and why they have “fans” instead of customers. And if you’re looking for a career that utilizes social media, these folks have that covered too!
Students analyze conceptual, mathematical, and physical models of atoms. This unit also includes an overview of protons, neutrons, and electrons, as well as a periodic table of elements.