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What does GPB have about chemistry?

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Georgia Public Broadcasting, or GPB, offers a full year chemistry curriculum for high school teachers comprising 43 lessons that cover topics from the scientific method all the way to nuclear science. Each lesson contains a video, printable lesson guides and laboratory instructions. Teacher materials can be requested by emailing GPB. A CD is then mailed to educators.

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These chemistry lessons prepare students for college-level concepts. Teachers receive daily lesson plans to spread out unit work, and all 43 lessons have 30-minute video presentations with spots for teachers to pause and discuss concepts with students. Student materials include quizzes, note-taking guides, worksheets and tests in paper and electronic formats.

The first semester includes lessons regarding the basic science and math principles underlying chemistry. Atomic structures, the periodic table, the properties of matter and chemical formulas are expounded upon over the course of several weeks. The second semester includes molar measurements in reactions, energy exchanges, reaction rates, acid-base reactions and electrochemistry.

The chemistry course follows 15 units for an entire year of high school. Each unit breaks down into two to five manageable chapters that build upon each concept. The GPB education department can assist teachers and homeschooling parents with curriculum needs for the chemistry course.

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