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Atmosphere

Chasing El Niño
Have students collect articles (from newspapers, magazines and the Internet) over a period of three to four days...


Earthquakes

Day the Earth Shook, The
After watching NOVA's "The Day the Earth Shook" program and discussing the dangers of earthquakes, the students are given a challenge to build an earthquake-proof building...

Killer Quake!
It is hard to resist a killer quake, but proper earthquake protective techniques can help minimize its effects...

Volcano's Deadly Warning
Create the teacher-made worksheets. The worksheet should be in four sections...


Geology

A Man, A Plan, A Canal -- Panama
I can see how I might include this program in my inventions (they had to create unique machines to complete the task) and landforms science units (the isthmus)...

Curse of T. rex
This learning game can be used with NOVA's "Curse of T. rex" program...

Day the Earth Shook, The
After watching NOVA's "The Day the Earth Shook" program and discussing the dangers of earthquakes, the students are given a challenge to build an earthquake-proof building...

Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius
I will be teaching landforms in science this year and I think that there are a few clips I could use from NOVA's "Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius" program...

Everest -- The Death Zone
Immediately prior to beginning our mini-unit on Everest I located a man who was a climber and he brought in slides and his climbing equipment and explained how everything worked...

Killer Quake!
It is hard to resist a killer quake, but proper earthquake protective techniques can help minimize its effects...

Lost On Everest
Immediately prior to beginning our mini-unit on Everest I located a man who was a climber and he brought in slides and his climbing equipment and explained how everything worked...

NOVA scienceNOW: Fastest Glacier
Students will use GIS and authentic data sets from scientists studying Greenlands glaciers to discover how rapidly the glacier is melting...

Volcano Under the City
From three or four scenarios, based on actual volcanic data, the students will determine the probability of volcanic eruptions of each detailed volcano...

Volcano's Deadly Warning
Create the teacher-made worksheets. The worksheet should be in four sections...

Volcanoes of the Deep
NOVA's "Volcanoes of the Deep" program is an excellent example of life in conditions that we would not consider favorable...


Meteorology

Avalanche!
We plan to do a series of two- to four-hour lessons on survival...

Chasing El Niño
Have students collect articles (from newspapers, magazines and the Internet) over a period of three to four days...

Sinking City of Venice
This is an eight-week unit I developed using the NOVA materials and others. Venice, Italy, has often been called the most beautiful city in the world. It may also be the most unusual...

What's Up with the Weather?
Have students calculate if there's enough energy (resource) to power the United States or the world on renewable energy sources such as solar, biomass, and wind...


Natural Disasters

Avalanche!
We plan to do a series of two- to four-hour lessons on survival...

Chasing El Niño
Have students collect articles (from newspapers, magazines and the Internet) over a period of three to four days...

Day the Earth Shook, The
After watching NOVA's "The Day the Earth Shook" program and discussing the dangers of earthquakes, the students are given a challenge to build an earthquake-proof building...

Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius
I will be teaching landforms in science this year and I think that there are a few clips I could use from NOVA's "Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius" program...

Killer Quake!
It is hard to resist a killer quake, but proper earthquake protective techniques can help minimize its effects...


Navigation

A Man, A Plan, A Canal -- Panama
I can see how I might include this program in my inventions (they had to create unique machines to complete the task) and landforms science units (the isthmus)...

Lost at Sea -- The Search for Longitude
NOVA's "Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude" program provides an exciting view of navigation at sea and how that skill shaped world exploration...


Volcanoes

Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius
I will be teaching landforms in science this year and I think that there are a few clips I could use from NOVA's "Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius" program...

Volcano Under the City
From three or four scenarios, based on actual volcanic data, the students will determine the probability of volcanic eruptions of each detailed volcano...

Volcano's Deadly Warning
Create the teacher-made worksheets. The worksheet should be in four sections...

Volcanoes of the Deep
NOVA's "Volcanoes of the Deep" program is an excellent example of life in conditions that we would not consider favorable...


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