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1. ASO Home Page (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/)

An image map floats over a star-filled background. It contains eight choices: People and Discoveries, About the Television Series, Resources for Educators, What's Happening in Your Area, You Try It, Then and Now, That's My Theory and On the Edge.

2. People and Discoveries Home Page http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/

A photo collage of Frieda Fromm-Reichman, the AIDS virus and the Wright brothers flying an airplane.

3. You Try It Home Page (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/

a. In a color illustration, a green bowl sits atop a white refrigerator. The refrigerator has rounded corners and three vertical gray stripes on its door.

b. A color illustration shows layers of the earth's crust.

c. In a line drawing, a patient lies on a table. The top of the skull is removed, exposing the brain.

d. A color illustration of an atom circled by three electrons.

e. A cartoon image of a primate.

f. A line drawing of a person singing into a microphone.

g. In a cartoon image, a doctor, wearing a white lab coat and a stethoscope, stands in front of an examination table.

h. An illustration of an unwound strand of DNA shows two vertical strings of genes.

4. On the Edge Home Page
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/ontheedge/

a. In a cartoon image, a man and a woman sit in a radio studio, each wearing headphones and speaking into separate microphones.

b. In a cartoon image, a man wears a purple shirt and a green vest, a peace symbol dangling from his neck. To his right is a woman wearing a blue jacket and a red shirt.

c. In a cartoon collage, a young woman holds her hand over her forehead as if fainting. An older woman appears out of the corner of the collage, pointing to a pesticide applicator. An eagle sits in a nest on a tree branch, and a fly rests on a leaf.

d. In a cartoon image, a bearded man, wearing a white lab coat, holds a pointer over a diagram labeled "digestive system."

e. In a cartoon image, a man wearing a white lab coat points upwards. A woman wearing a yellow dress looks on.

5. That's My Theory Home Page http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/mytheory/

a. Three people sit at a table, each wearing an Albert Einstein mask.

b. Three people sit at a table, each wearing a Sigmund Freud mask.

c. Three small computers sit on a table.

d. Einstein page: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/mytheory/einstein/ Wearing a light purple jacket and skirt, Pat Synapse holds her arms apart, palms upward, and looks at us questioningly. To her right are three people sitting at a table, each wearing an Albert Einstein mask.

e. Freud page: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/mytheory/freud/

Wearing a light purple jacket and skirt, Pat Synapse smiles and points to us with both hands. To her right are three people sitting at a table, each wearing a Sigmund Freud mask.

f. ENIAC page: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/mytheory/computers/ Wearing a light purple jacket and skirt, Pat Synapse holds her arms apart over her head and smiles. To her right are three computers sitting on a table.

6. Then and Now Home Page http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/thenandnow/

a. A sepia-toned photograph shows a surgical team standing at an operating table, with trays of medical instruments nearby. A color photo shows two surgeons, both wearing surgical scrub suits and headgear, operating on a patient.

b. A sepia-toned photograph shows a man standing on a small platform, peering into the eyepiece of a huge telescope. A color photograph shows a section of the Milky Way.

c. A sepia-toned photograph shows a woman lying in bed, her arms outstretched, staring at the ceiling. A color photograph shows an image taken from an MRI brain scan.

d. A sepia-toned photograph shows a city street with a tangled maze of wires running overhead. A color photograph shows a large satellite dish.

e. A sepia-toned photograph shows two women standing amidst the ruins of a city street. A color photograph shows an undersea world map, revealing the mountain ranges under the oceans.



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