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 email@example.com.
Story: In Pittsburgh, Robots Help Rebuild Struggling Economy, 4/23/08
1. What is special about the homes built by the company Blueroof technologies?
2. What will the Stemmler family's house do if D.J. Stemmler's mother forgets to turn the water off?
3. How will Takeo Kanade's "smart home" help dementia patients?
4. Why does Bill Thomasmeyer believe Pittsburgh is an ideal city to become a center for robotics research?
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.