Georgia Public Broadcasting Launches Chemistry Matters August 1

ATLANTA, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Georgia Public Broadcasting has announced that it will launch Chemistry Matters, a free, online digital series accessible at gpb.org/chemistry-matters to teachers across the state of Georgia just in time for the 2016-2017 school year.

Chemistry Matters is made possible in part by a grant from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement and the Georgia Power Foundation. The series supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) objectives by encouraging inquiry-based learning, problem solving, critical thinking, exploration and discovery. A team of certified educators designed the program to align with the latest Georgia Standards of Excellence for science.

“GPB’s education division provides top-quality digital learning resources designed to reach all Georgia learners,” said GPB President and CEO Teya Ryan. “Thanks to the generosity of partners like the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement and the Georgia Power Foundation, we’ve been able to produce this original series that provides educators with a powerful tool to emphasize the STEM integrated approach to learning.”

Chemistry Matters consists of 12 units, each comprised of different segments that will be accessible at gpb.org/chemistry-matters. The series has downloadable resources created specifically for teachers, as well as toolkits with supporting materials and “Closer Look” videos designed to support students’ individual paces of learning.

The series helps students learn important chemistry concepts while also demonstrating its real-world applications. Teachers and students will be able to follow along as the Chemistry Matters crew conducts interactive, hands-on labs and experiments in the studio and in actual Georgia classrooms. The series also features professionals in various career fields who utilize chemistry every day.

“We are committed to supporting the work done in Georgia classrooms every day to prepare students for the careers of tomorrow,” said Paul Bowers, chairman, president and CEO of Georgia Power. “This new resource is the product of a strong collaboration with GPB that will enhance the classroom experience and enrich the STEM curriculum.”

About Georgia Public Broadcasting

As one of the largest PBS stations in the nation, Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB Media), has been creating content worth sharing for over 50 years. With nine television stations, 18 radio stations and a multi-faceted digital presence, GPB strives to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our viewers and listeners with programming that includes statewide radio news, current affairs, high school sports, educational resources for teachers and students and enlightening programs about our state like “Georgia Outdoors,” “On Second Thought,” “Political Rewind” and more. For more information, visit www.gpb.org.

About Georgia Power

Georgia Power is the largest subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), one of the nation’s largest generators of electricity.  Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company’s promise to 2.5 million customers in all but four of Georgia’s 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, 21st century coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind.   Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com and connect with the company on Facebook (Facebook.com/GeorgiaPower) and Twitter (Twitter.com/GeorgiaPower).

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