Saturday, May 7, 2005

Two Original GPB Science Series to Hit Air Waves This May

Three years ago, GPB developed two college preparatory science courses for use in schools that were unable to offer them due to insufficient staff or funding. The courses, entitled, Chemistry: A Study of Matter and Physics Fundamentals, have both been approved for high school credit by the Georgia Department of Education. Until now, these series have been available only through video streaming. Beginning this May, though, GPB is pleased to begin broadcasting the courses via satellite, so that even more Georgia schools will be able to take advantage of it.

The primary method of course delivery is through the 30-minute video programs featuring teachers presenting the material to students, demonstrations of principles and techniques, students asking questions and interacting with the teacher, and short assessments of the material. A certified teacher serving as an onsite facilitator for the class interacts with the students, sets up labs, and administers assignments and assessments for the course.

Physics Fundamentals and Chemistry: A Study of Matter will be available via satellite and the Internet for you to preview over the summer months; if you are interested in enrolling your students to take the courses for credit, please contact us at or 404-685-2550.