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ERIC Number: ED428964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 293
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Newton's Apple Teachers Guides. Seasons 9-10-11-12: A Collection of Lessons and Activities.
Twin Cities Public Television, St. Paul, MN.
Newton's Apple is a PBS family science program that explores basic science through high-energy, hands-on demonstrations. This volume is a collection of the teacher's guides from four seasons of Newton's Apple which were originally broadcast from 1991 through 1994. Each of the four seasons in the volume contains 26 lessons and a combination of supplementary materials, including family guides, transparencies, and indexes. Topics covered in Season 900 include Olympic sports, solar-powered cars, steroids, forensic science, cancer causes and treatments, Frisbee physics, sewer science, dinosaurs, domed stadium architecture, photosynthesis, tears, slinky physics, the Soviet space program, the color of the sky, acid rain, biomechanics of high jumping, medical quackery, microwave ovens, telecommunications, solar eclipses, hip replacement, and airbags and collisions. Topics featured in Season 1000 include how television works, satellite technology, Hollywood stunts, household chemistry, election polls and surveys, electric cars, creating monster masks, ozone, oil spills, diet and nutrition, Antarctica, AIDS, glass recycling, cockroaches, broken bones, Omnimax movie technology, archery, the Aurora Borealis, air pressure, traffic control, cryogenics, locks and dams, blood typing, diabetes, and galaxy mapping. Topics discussed in Season 1100 include rock climbing, taste and smell, emergency rescue, black holes, memory, in vitro fertilization, newspaper production, explosions, jumbo jets, meteors, windsurfing, permafrost, spotted owls and old growth forests, carpal tunnel syndrome, archeology, mazes and puzzle-solving, firefighting, dairy farming, North American bison, heart attacks, underwater diving and the bends, compact discs, garbage, infrared light, Mount Rushmore, and virtual reality. Season 1200 explores hang gliding, karate, Arctic survival and nutrition, aircraft carriers, brain science, garlic, dinosaurs in the movies, bread chemistry, movie sound effects, the sun, dinosaur extinction, floods, the Internet, antibiotics, ethnobotany, the Hubble Telescope, a raptor hospital, photography, redwood trees, electricity, printing money, gravity, bridges, and earthquakes. (WRM)
Newton's Apple, 172 E. 4th Street, St. Paul, MN 55101; Tel: 800-588-6398 (Toll Free); e-mail:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: 3M, St. Paul, MN.
Authoring Institution: Twin Cities Public Television, St. Paul, MN.