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Secrets of Lost Empires II—China Bridge

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

NOVA Builds a Rainbow Bridge
Step through this series of photographs to learn how NOVA went about recreating China's rainbow bridge. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Bridge the Gap (Hot Science)
In this online activity, learn about the four major types of bridges and test your knowledge by matching the right bridge to the right location. (Shockwave plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8)

Nature's Miracle Material
The NOVA team of experts in "China Bridge" lashed together the wooden structure of their rainbow bridge using rope woven with strips of bamboo. Find out more about the many attributes of this versatile grass in this illustrated article. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

China's Age of Invention
The rainbow bridge is just one of many important inventions that appeared during China's Song Dynasty. Find out more about his era and how it influenced the course of world history in this interview with an expert on China. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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Secrets of Lost Empires II—China Bridge
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