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WELCOME to NOVA's "Lesson Ideas." This feature mines NOVA's vast library to bring you a robust selection of interactives, video clips, and lesson plans you can use to make science come alive for your students. Search the Lesson Ideas below by topic, each includes a list of the main ideas covered.
TOPIC: Anthropology

Becoming Human Becoming Human
Discover Human Evolution
Becoming Human, Part 1:
First Steps
Becoming Human, Part 2:
Birth of Humanity
Becoming Human, Part 3:
Last Human Standing
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Extreme Cave Diving Extreme Cave Diving
Examine Blue Holes
Explore Caves
Investigate Underwater Science
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Ghosts of Machu Picchu Ghosts of Machu Picchu
Explore Machu Picchu
Discover the Inca
Reconstruct History
Through Forensics
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TOPIC: Disasters

Extreme Cave Diving Mt. St. Helens: Back
From the Dead

Examine Mt. St. Helens
Explore the Mechanics of
a Volcano
Investigate a Volcano's
Destruction
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TOPIC: Earth

Extreme Cave Diving Extreme Cave Diving
Examine Blue Holes
Explore Caves
Investigate Underwater Science
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Extreme Cave Diving Mt. St. Helens: Back
From the Dead

Examine Mt. St. Helens
Explore the Mechanics of
a Volcano
Investigate a Volcano's
Destruction
Related Careers

The Pluto Files The Pluto Files
Examine Pluto
Explore Planets
Investigate Space
Related Careers


TOPIC: Evolution

Becoming Human Becoming Human
Discover Human Evolution
Becoming Human, Part 1:
First Steps
Becoming Human, Part 2:
Birth of Humanity
Becoming Human, Part 3:
Last Human Standing
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Darwin's Darkest Hour Darwin's Darkest Hour
Explore Charles Darwin
Discover Darwin's Theory of
Evolution
Explore Evolution and Religion
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What Darwin Never Knew What Darwin Never Knew
Understand Evolution
Examine Darwin's Theory of
Natural Selection
Explore "Evo Devo"
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TOPIC: Exploration

Building Pharaoh's Ship Building Pharaoh's Ship
Explore Ancient Egypt
Discover Ancient Egyptian
Building Practices
Investigate Ancient Egyptians
as Seafaring People
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Extreme Cave Diving Extreme Cave Diving
Examine Blue Holes
Explore Caves
Investigate Underwater Science
Related Careers

Hunting the Edge of Space Hunting the Edge of Space
Examine Telescope Technology
Explore the Mystery of
the Milky Way
Investigate The Ever
Expanding Universe
Related Careers

Extreme Cave Diving Mt. St. Helens: Back
From the Dead

Examine Mt. St. Helens
Explore the Mechanics of
a Volcano
Investigate a Volcano's
Destruction
Related Careers

The Pluto Files The Pluto Files
Examine Pluto
Explore Planets
Investigate Space
Related Careers


TOPIC: Health

What Are Dreams? What Are Dreams?
Explore Sleep and Dreams
Discover the Importance of
Sleep
Examine the Brain
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Mind Over Money Mind Over Money
Examine Behavioral Economics
Explore Emotional and
Behavioral Health
Investigate the Economy
Related Careers


TOPIC: History

Building Pharaoh's Ship Building Pharaoh's Ship
Explore Ancient Egypt
Discover Ancient Egyptian
Building Practices
Investigate Ancient Egyptians
as Seafaring People
Related Careers

Ghosts of Machu Picchu Ghosts of Machu Picchu
Explore Machu Picchu
Discover the Inca
Reconstruct History
Through Forensics
Related Careers

Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor
Explore the Attack on
Pearl Harbor
Discover Submarine Technology
Examine the Warfare of
World War II
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Riddles of the Sphinx Riddles of the Sphinx
Explore Ancient Egypt
Explore Ancient Egyptian
Spiritual Practices
The Sphinx
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TOPIC: Investigations

Building Pharaoh's Ship Building Pharaoh's Ship
Explore Ancient Egypt
Discover Ancient Egyptian
Building Practices
Investigate Ancient Egyptians
as Seafaring People
Related Careers

Ghosts of Machu Picchu Ghosts of Machu Picchu
Explore Machu Picchu
Discover the Inca
Reconstruct History
Through Forensics
Related Careers

Hunting the Edge of Space Hunting the Edge of Space
Examine Telescope Technology
Explore the Mystery of
the Milky Way
Investigate The Ever
Expanding Universe
Related Careers

Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor
Explore the Attack on
Pearl Harbor
Discover Submarine Technology
Examine the Warfare of
World War II
Related Careers

Mind Over Money Mind Over Money
Examine Behavioral Economics
Explore Emotional and
Behavioral Health
Investigate the Economy
Related Careers

Extreme Cave Diving Mt. St. Helens: Back
From the Dead

Examine Mt. St. Helens
Explore the Mechanics of
a Volcano
Investigate a Volcano's
Destruction
Related Careers

The Pluto Files The Pluto Files
Examine Pluto
Explore Planets
Investigate Space
Related Careers

Riddles of the Sphinx Riddles of the Sphinx
Explore Ancient Egypt
Explore Ancient Egyptian
Spiritual Practices
The Sphinx
Related Careers

What Are Dreams? What Are Dreams?
Explore Sleep and Dreams
Discover the Importance of
Sleep
Examine the Brain
Related Careers


TOPIC: Nature

Extreme Cave Diving Extreme Cave Diving
Examine Blue Holes
Explore Caves
Investigate Underwater Science
Related Careers

Lizard Kings Lizard Kings
Discover Monitor Lizards
Understand Animal Behaviors
and Survival
Examine Animal Intelligence
Related Careers

Extreme Cave Diving Mt. St. Helens: Back
From the Dead

Examine Mt. St. Helens
Explore the Mechanics of
a Volcano
Investigate a Volcano's
Destruction
Related Careers


TOPIC: Physics & Math

Mind Over Money Mind Over Money
Examine Behavioral Economics
Explore Emotional and
Behavioral Health
Investigate the Economy
Related Careers


TOPIC: Space

Hubble's Amazing Rescue Hubble's Amazing Rescue
Explore the Hubble Mission
How Hubble Works
Explore the Risks
Related Careers

Hunting the Edge of Space Hunting the Edge of Space
Examine Telescope Technology
Explore the Mystery of
the Milky Way
Investigate The Ever
Expanding Universe
Related Careers

The Pluto Files The Pluto Files
Examine Pluto
Explore Planets
Investigate Space
Related Careers


TOPIC: Technology

Building Pharaoh's Ship Building Pharaoh's Ship
Explore Ancient Egypt
Discover Ancient Egyptian
Building Practices
Investigate Ancient Egyptians
as Seafaring People
Related Careers

Ghosts of Machu Picchu Ghosts of Machu Picchu
Explore Machu Picchu
Discover the Inca
Reconstruct History
Through Forensics
Related Careers

Hunting the Edge of Space Hunting the Edge of Space
Examine Telescope Technology
Explore the Mystery of
the Milky Way
Investigate The Ever
Expanding Universe
Related Careers

Riddles of the Sphinx Riddles of the Sphinx
Explore Ancient Egypt
Explore Ancient Egyptian
Spiritual Practices
The Sphinx
Related Careers



 
   
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