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Absolute Zero
Have students brainstorm all the things and places they can think of that are cold...

Escape! Because Accidents Happen -- Fire
Find out what students know about fire safety by having them imagine the following: You are in a packed movie theater when you hear someone yell "Fire!"...

Fireworks!
Ask students to describe what they remember about the fireworks they have seen. When are fireworks usually used?...

Forgotten Genius
Review with students a time line of Julian's life as well as the Jim Crow laws -- state and local laws enforcing racial segregation -- in force during much of his life...

NOVA scienceNOW: Island of Stability
Use a concept map to review atom-related terms...

Origins: Back to the Beginning
Ask students how they think TV images are transmitted. (Via radio waves.) How do they think a television remote works? (Through infrared waves.) How does a light bulb give off light? (With light waves.)...

Origins: How Life Began
Have the class create a time line of major events using the program's 24-hour clock analogy. Draw two 12-hour clocks on chart paper...

Race to Catch a Buckyball
Before watching, you may want to review or introduce some basic chemistry terms, such as element, compound, and chemical bond...

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