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Avalanche!

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

The Making of Avalanche!
Read a day-by-day account of a producer's journey to film avalanches, learning about the mechanics of how an avalanche happens and how experts use explosives to set off avalanches in order to keep them from happening unexpectedly. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Elements of a Slide
Learn what goes into an avalanche slide and why it is so difficult to predict. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Snow Sense
Most of the avalanches that catch people are triggered by people; the same mistakes are made over and over. Find out how to read "nature's billboards" to avoid getting caught in a slide. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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