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Secrets of Lost Empires II—Easter Island

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

Vince Lee's Uphill Battle
Read one expedition member's account of his attempts on Easter Island and Colorado to move and erect a moai in a tight space. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

NOVA Moves a Megalith
Step through this series of photographs to learn about how NOVA tried to move and erect a giant moai similar to the more than 900 that exist on Easter Island. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Move the Moai (Hot Science)
Try and move your own moai in this online activity. (Shockwave plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8)

How Big Were They? (Hot Science)
Compare the weight of the largest moai to a herd of elephants in this online activity. (Shockwave plug-in required.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8)

Explore Easter Island
Click on areas of this interactive map of Easter Island to see photos, hear audio, watch video, and view QuickTime VRs of various parts of the island. (Audio and video requires RealPlayer plug-in; QuickTime VRs require QuickTime plug-in.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Secrets of Easter Island
Find out more about Easter Island's first inhabitants in this Web site that accompanied a NOVA/PBS Online Adventure to this remote Pacific island. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

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Secrets of Lost Empires II—Easter Island
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