Using NewsHour Extra Worksheets
Overview: NewsHour Extra worksheets can help students follow along and identify key points in NewsHour science broadcast pieces.
Warm Up: Introduce the topic of the broadcast piece and find out how much your students know.
Main Activity: Hand out the worksheet and have students answer the questions as they watch the NewsHour segment.
Need a DVD of the science segment?: Write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collapse Becomes Lesson in Construction, 5/10/07
1. What caused the California freeway highway overpass to collapse?
2. What temperature did professor Abolhassan Astaneh estimate that the fire reached? What did that do to the steel girders supporting the overpass?
3. Name two changes that Astaneh suggests would improve highway construction safety.
4. Who is paying to repair the overpass? How much will it cost?
For more NewsHour Science Reports, go to www.pbs.org/newshour/science.
For more science lesson plans and worksheets, go to www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/science.