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Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor
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Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor (Video)
Meet the five investigators working to identify the midget submarine found near Pearl Harbor, including Marine Forensics Historian (and former US Navy officer and submariner), Parks Stephenson.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/lessonideas/3701_killersubs_video.html


Life on a Sub (Article)
Read the stories of eight submariners to find out what it is like to be called into action, live in close quarters, and be detached from daily world events.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/subsecrets/life.html


Ask the Expert: Tim Shank (Interview)
Hear from Dr. Tim Shank, an associate scientist in the Biology Department of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, who has participated in over 30 oceanographic cruises using deep-submergence vehicles, including more than 60 dives in Woods Hole's Alvin submarine.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/0406/03-ask.html


Can I Borrow Your Sub? (Article)
Find out why the U.S. Navy has been lending out its nuclear attack submarines to civilian scientists interested in studying what's under the Arctic ice.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/subsecrets/coldwar.html


Fire a Torpedo (Lesson/Interactive)
Take on the role of skipper of a U.S. submarine and learn how a torpedo works in this interactive activity.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostsub/torpedo.html

Curriculum Connections
Submarines, torpedoes, gyroscope, pendulum, WWII

Standards
Grades 5-8
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Science and technology in society
Standard G: History and Nature of Science: History of science

Grades 9-12
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges
Standard G: History and Nature of Science: Historical perspectives



EXTENSION ACTIVITY
Hazards of Diving Deep (Interactive)
Manipulate a diver in this interactive feature to learn about some of the dangers divers face, especially when diving 230 feet of water looking for a German U-Boat. (Shockwave plug-in required.)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostsub/diving.html

Curriculum Connections
Scuba diving, deep diving, U-boats. WWII

Standards
Grades 5-8
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Science and technology in society
Standard G: History and Nature of Science: Science as a human endeavor, History of science

Grades 9-12
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges
Standard G: History and Nature of Science: Science as a human endeavor, Historical perspectives



   

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