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Volcano Above the Clouds

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

Vanishing Into Thin Air
Does it matter that mountain glaciers are disappearing, not just on Kilimanjaro but around the world? This inquiry tackles that question. (Grades 9-12)

Tour Kilimanjaro
Learn more about Kilimanjaro's six ecological zones, from the cultivated areas at the mountain's base up through rain forest, heath, moorland, alpine desert, and finally to its arctic summit. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

The Seven Summits
Explore the highest mountain on each of the seven continents and learn facts about each peak's location, elevation, first ascent, and name. (Flash plug-in required; non-Flash version available.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Mountain Weather
Move an air mass over a mountain to see how its landscape and altitude create different microclimates. (Flash plug-in required; non-Flash version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

NOVA News Minute: Volcano Above the Clouds
Use this news clip to introduce students to a science topic related to this week's program. Available when the program airs. Transcript included. (QuickTime or RealVideo plug-in required.)

Teacher's Guide
In this classroom activity, students develop a travelogue to describe the distinct ecological regions of Mount Kilimanjaro. (Grades 3-5, 6-8)

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Program Transcript
Complete narration for the TV program.

Teacher's Guide
Volcano Above the Clouds
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