ERIC Number: ED448058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
NOVA Fall 1998 Teacher's Guide.
This teacher's guide is designed to accompany the PBS television program "NOVA." Six science activities correspond to: (1) "Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude,, which researches and charts the shortest course to circumnavigate the globe; (2) "Chasing El Nino," which formulates a question and designs an experiment to evaluate the accuracy of weather folklore; (3) "Terror in Space," which explores the concept of center of mass and experiments with how altering the location of an object's center of mass can affect its motion; (4) "Special Effects: Titanic and Beyond," which investigates how geometry plays a role in perspective; (5) "Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius," which collects data and create maps to observe the relationship between volcanoes, earthquakes, and lithospheric plates; and (6) "Ice Mummies," which investigates the rate of microbial growth at different temperatures, and analyzes and interprets information in order to locate an archaeological site. All activities include a list of the National Science Education Standards addressed. (YDS)
Descriptors: Earthquakes, Elementary Secondary Education, Geometry, Microbiology, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Space Sciences, Volcanoes
NOVA Teacher's Guide, WGBH, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134. E-mail: wgbh materials firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.