ERIC Number: ED460849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Scientific American Frontiers Teaching Guides for Shows 901-905, October 1998-April 1999.
Connecticut Public Television, Hartford.; Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC.
These teaching guides are intended to supplement the shows of the ninth season (1998-99) of the PBS Television Series "Scientific American Frontiers." Episode 901 is entitled "Science in Paradise: Another Side of the Caribbean." The teaching guide contains information and activities on hawksbill turtles, volcanic eruptions, playing the steel pan, the world's largest radio telescope, and sea fans--a dying species of soft coral. Episode 902 is entitled "Journey to Mars: Getting There--and Back." The teaching guide includes information and activities on the Martian atmosphere, the possibility of ancient life on Mars, and various aspects of interplanetary exploration and space travel technology. Episode 903 is entitled "Animal Einsteins: How Smart Are They?" The teaching guide features information and activities on communicating with animals through sign language, the connection between language and thought, monkeys and chimpanzees with simple mathematical abilities, problem-solving ravens and tamarins, assessing animal intelligence, and communication between chimps and monkeys. Episode 904 is entitled "Life's Little Questions--and Some Very Big Answers." The teaching guide contains information and activities on hot peppers, insect aerodynamics, jet lags, traffic jams, and materials science. Episode 905 is entitled "Spiders!" The teaching guide contains information and activities on how spiders spin webs, spider strategies for outwitting enemies, the evolution of a new spider species, spider colonies, and arachnophobia. Each lesson topic is matched to the relevant national science education standards. (WRM)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Animals, Biological Sciences, Communication (Thought Transfer), Earth Science, Ecology, Educational Television, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Physical Sciences, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Instruction, Space Exploration, Technology
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Public Television, Hartford.; Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC.