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Ghosts of Machu Picchu
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Ghosts of Machu Picchu (Video)
Discover how the discovery of three child mummies made by high-altitude archaeologist, Johan Reinhard, helps explain the mystery of Machu Picchu. (Chapter 6, approx. 10 min.; Program available after broadcast)


Ice Mummies of the Inca (Interview)
Examine daily accounts and images from a 1996 expedition to the summit of Sara Sara in Peru, where high-altitude archaeologist, Johan Reinhard, searched for frozen sacrificial mummies.


Profile: Lonnie Thompson (Multimedia, Video, Audio Interview, Ask the Expert)
Understand how a climatologist struggles to save ancient history preserved in ice that is now melting.


Ice Mummies of the Inca (Lesson)
Analyze and interpret information in order to locate an archeological site.

Curriculum Connections
Archaeology, evidence, drawing conclusions

Standards
Grades 5-8
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
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 G: History and Nature of Science: Science as a human endeavor, Historical perspectives



EXTENSION ACTIVITY
Fall of the Leaning Tower (Lesson)
Experiment with different soil structures and the ability of each to carry a specific load.

Curriculum Connections
Engineering, soil engineer, structural engineer, civil engineer, load, soil mechanics

Standards
Grades 5-8
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard D: Earth and Space Science: Structure of the earth system
Standard G: History and Nature of Science: History of science, Science as a human endeavor

Grades 9-12
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard G: History and Nature of Science: Historical perspectives



   

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