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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

King of Pops Air date: 10-01-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365096049/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The “secret” to what makes King of Pops’ Pops so delicious isn’t actually a secret at all, as you’ll see in this episode. But do note that the folks at this Atlanta-based company put a lot of love into the making of their delicious treats. The owners themselves will give you the backstory of how... /episodes/get/10581 /episode/10581 Fast Forward Launch Pad: King of Pops /episode-player/10581
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
CSX Air date: 10-01-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365096174/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false We pay a visit to CSX’s REDI Center in midtown Atlanta to talk with the fine folks of CSX about the 3,000 employees they have across the state. The REDI Center is where most of their employees come to learn what it takes to work on the railroad, which also makes it a great place for us to learn... /episodes/get/10582 /episode/10582 Fast Forward Launch Pad: CSX /episode-player/10582
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
Cogdell Berry Farm Air date: 10-01-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365096138/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Here in Georgia, blueberries are starting to give the peach more than a little competition. We visit the folks at Cogdell Berry Farm and start things off by listing the best ways to eat blueberries. And we finish with advice on how to get into the blueberry business—with some help from the FFA for... /episodes/get/10583 /episode/10583 Fast Forward Launch Pad: Cogdell Berry Farm /episode-player/10583
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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Atlanta Motorsports Park
We went to the birthplace of NASCAR, Dawsonville, to visit a brand new country club for car lovers. That?s right. Instead of a golf course, they have a racetrack, where you can also find some of the best?and fastest, jobs in the state.
Air date: 09/02/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365083205/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false We went to the birthplace of NASCAR, Dawsonville, to visit a brand new country club for car lovers. That?s right. Instead of a golf course, they have a racetrack, where you can also find some of the best?and fastest, jobs in the state. /episodes/get/10442 /episode/10442 Fast Forward Launch Pad: Atlanta Motorsports Park /episode-player/10442
Gulfstream Aerospace
We were given a VIP tour of select parts of Gulfstream's extremely impressive facilities and even took a virtual ride on a G650. Along the way, we found out how math skills can help you get a great job working on the next top-secret airplane to come out of this factory?and how to get your name on...
Air date: 09/02/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365083917/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false We were given a VIP tour of select parts of Gulfstream's extremely impressive facilities and even took a virtual ride on a G650. Along the way, we found out how math skills can help you get a great job working on the next top-secret airplane to come out of this factory?and how to get your name on... /episodes/get/10436 /episode/10436 Fast Forward Launch Pad: Gulfstream Aerospace /episode-player/10436
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
Southwire
We extended our search for Georgia STEM careers to the west side of the state with a visit to Southwire, the largest maker of wire and cable in North America. In short, they help your lights turn on. While we were there, we learned about Southwire's Engineering Academy for high school students, as...
Air date: 09/02/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365083228/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false We extended our search for Georgia STEM careers to the west side of the state with a visit to Southwire, the largest maker of wire and cable in North America. In short, they help your lights turn on. While we were there, we learned about Southwire's Engineering Academy for high school students, as... /episodes/get/10443 /episode/10443 Fast Forward Launch Pad: Southwire /episode-player/10443
Coliseum Health System
We went to Macon to visit one of the area?s largest employers: Coliseum Health System, where we learned that you don?t have to be a doctor to be one of their 1,300+ employees! In fact, sometimes a high school education and a certificate are all you need. And while all of these folks have a passion...
Air date: 09/02/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365083936/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false We went to Macon to visit one of the area?s largest employers: Coliseum Health System, where we learned that you don?t have to be a doctor to be one of their 1,300+ employees! In fact, sometimes a high school education and a certificate are all you need. And while all of these folks have a passion... /episodes/get/10437 /episode/10437 Fast Forward Launch Pad: Coliseum Health System /episode-player/10437
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