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Fast Forward Launch Pad

Fast Forward Launch Pad
Launch Pad is the edited version of FAST FORWARD for elementary learners. FAST FORWARD is an original production of GPB Media in partnership with the Governor’s Office and the Georgia Department of Education. The series consists of video segments that present Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (the STEM curriculum) concepts in a fun, entertaining and informative way by demonstrating how employees in businesses and organizations across the state are applying the topic matter in their jobs.

Latest Episodes

Georgia Regents University Air date: 10-01-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365096010/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false We’re in Augusta to learn about careers in the medical field with a visit to Georgia Regents University! We’re inspired by a doctor specializing in wilderness medicine, who was actually the first person in his family to go to college. We also learn about being an athletic trainer and the artistic... /episodes/get/10542 /episode/10542 Fast Forward Launch Pad: Georgia Regents University /episode-player/10542
Georgia Aquarium Air date: 10-01-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365095955/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false We take a trip beyond the sea…in downtown Atlanta, with a visit to the Georgia Aquarium, meeting everyone from scuba divers to media specialists and a few of the people who maintain this incredible environment—it takes 600 employees and 2,000 volunteers! And the good news is that you don’t have to... /episodes/get/10543 /episode/10543 Fast Forward Launch Pad: Georgia Aquarium /episode-player/10543
Fox Theatre Air date: 10-01-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365095952/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false What makes the fabulous Fox Theatre so fabulous? That’s just what we ask the folks who work at the Fox. They answer by giving us an exclusive backstage tour, as well as an on-stage tour, and even an under-the-stage tour. And we tell their “theatrical” story as you’d expect—in 2 acts. /episodes/get/10544 /episode/10544 Fast Forward Launch Pad: Fox Theatre /episode-player/10544
Six Flags Over Georgia Air date: 10-01-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365096091/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false There’s a man working at Six Flags Over Georgia who claims to have the best job in North America. Who could pass up an opportunity to find out why? Not us! But it turns out there are a lot of amazing jobs at this place. For example, they actually have jobs riding rides! And if you want to set... /episodes/get/10575 /episode/10575 Fast Forward Launch Pad: Six Flags Over Georgia /episode-player/10575
Georgia Olive Farms Air date: 10-01-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365096129/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false It’s a little known fact that back in the 1800’s, Georgia farms actually grew olives. But it’s becoming a much better known fact that this crop is making a comeback. Thanks to people like State Representative and farmer Jason Shaw, we learn why olives are one of Georgia’s “fastest growing” crops,... /episodes/get/10576 /episode/10576 Fast Forward Launch Pad: Georgia Olive Farms /episode-player/10576
Georgia Ports Authority Air date: 10-01-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365096071/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A trip to any mall will give you a look at thousands of items that weren’t created right down the street. Many of them were imported from distant lands. And the Georgia Ports Authority in Savannah…the 4th largest port in the country…is the point of entry for tons of them--quite literally. We’re... /episodes/get/10577 /episode/10577 Fast Forward Launch Pad: Georgia Ports Authority /episode-player/10577
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Centers For Disease Control And Prevention
Probably the most recognized health institution in the world is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, located in Atlanta. And it?s also one of Georgia?s biggest employers! We found out how mosquitos played a big role in why the CDC exists, and why working there isn?t just for scientists.
Air date: 09/02/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365083241/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Probably the most recognized health institution in the world is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, located in Atlanta. And it?s also one of Georgia?s biggest employers! We found out how mosquitos played a big role in why the CDC exists, and why working there isn?t just for scientists. /episodes/get/10430 /episode/10430 Fast Forward Launch Pad: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention /episode-player/10430
Federal Reserve Bank Of Atlanta
If the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta doesn?t print money, who does? You?ll find out in this episode. And you?ll also learn what this place actually does (hint: they love to shred). Meet some folks who are very surprised to find themselves using their math skills from school, and take a paper...
Air date: 09/02/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365083879/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false If the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta doesn?t print money, who does? You?ll find out in this episode. And you?ll also learn what this place actually does (hint: they love to shred). Meet some folks who are very surprised to find themselves using their math skills from school, and take a paper... /episodes/get/10431 /episode/10431 Fast Forward Launch Pad: Federal Reserve Bank Of Atlanta /episode-player/10431
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
All animals should have it as good as the patients at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, where the staff is doing some richly rewarding work! We got to watch a surgical procedure on an injured sea turtle named Sendac (he?s doing much better now). And we learned what it takes to get into the sea turtle...
Air date: 09/02/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365083900/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false All animals should have it as good as the patients at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, where the staff is doing some richly rewarding work! We got to watch a surgical procedure on an injured sea turtle named Sendac (he?s doing much better now). And we learned what it takes to get into the sea turtle... /episodes/get/10432 /episode/10432 Fast Forward Launch Pad: Georgia Sea Turtle Center /episode-player/10432
Georgia Mountain Research And Education Center
We started this episode at the highest place in Georgia?Brasstown Bald, before visiting the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville. That?s where we met Dr. Wayne Hanna. He?s created grass for sports complexes as far away as the World Cup Soccer Tournament in South Africa,...
Air date: 09/02/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365083910/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false We started this episode at the highest place in Georgia?Brasstown Bald, before visiting the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville. That?s where we met Dr. Wayne Hanna. He?s created grass for sports complexes as far away as the World Cup Soccer Tournament in South Africa,... /episodes/get/10433 /episode/10433 Fast Forward Launch Pad: Georgia Mountain Research And Education Center /episode-player/10433
Jittery Joe’s
Jittery Joe's is a fast growing coffee chain based in Athens. Getting to explore their world gave us a peek into the world of food science. We interviewed a bunch of folks, including Roast Master (and ?artist?) Charlie Mustard, who told us how science helps him create a great cup of coffee.
Air date: 09/02/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365083930/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Jittery Joe's is a fast growing coffee chain based in Athens. Getting to explore their world gave us a peek into the world of food science. We interviewed a bunch of folks, including Roast Master (and ?artist?) Charlie Mustard, who told us how science helps him create a great cup of coffee. /episodes/get/10434 /episode/10434 Fast Forward Launch Pad: Jittery Joe’s /episode-player/10434
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