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Matters of Science
Stonehengearticle
Briefly summarizes construction challenge of transporting and lifting Stonehenge's massive stones.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/stonehenge/

Incaarticle
Briefly summarizes construction challenge of how the Incan people built massive stone fortresses.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/inca/

Obeliskarticle
Briefly summarizes construction challenge of quarrying, transporting, and raising an obelisk weighing up to 450 tons.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/obelisk/

Colosseumarticle
Briefly summarizes construction challenge of erecting a canvas awning to cover a 600-foot diameter amphitheater.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/colosseum/

Expedition Notes/Mail Stonehenge, Q & Amail
An expert provides answers to e-mailed questions about how the site was used and how the stones were moved, raised, and quarried as well as questions about the use of the site.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/stonehenge/qanda/questions.html
http://www.pbs.org/nova/stonehenge/qanda/

Inca, Q & Amail
An expert provides answers to e-mailed questions about life of the Inca and possible methods of Andean construction.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/inca/qanda/questions.html
http://www.pbs.org/nova/inca/qanda/

Obelisk, Q & Amail
An expert provides answers to e-mailed questions about ancient Egyptian society and possible methods to raise an obelisk.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/obelisk/qanda/questions.html
http://www.pbs.org/nova/obelisk/qanda/

Colosseum, Q & Amail
An expert provides answers to e-mailed questions on life in Roman cities during the Colosseum's construction and how the Colosseum and awnings were constructed.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/colosseum/qanda/questions.html
http://www.pbs.org/nova/colosseum/qanda/

See it Yourself Television Programstv program
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Do it Yourself Teacher's Guideteachers guide
Presents series overview, construction challenge summaries, pre- and post-watching ideas, and links to activities for Stonehenge, Inca, Colosseum and Obelisk programs.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/programs/2403_sle1ston.html

Stonehenge Teacher's Guideteachers guide
Introduces the activity instructions and provides a student activity sheet and suggestions for evaluation. Activity: Students construct a cardboard trilithon to learn about an object's center of gravity.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2403_sle1ston.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2403_sle1ston_01.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2403_sle1ston.html#answer

Inca Teacher's Guideteachers guide
Includes activity instructions, a student activity sheet, and suggestions for evaluation. Activity: Students learn the basics of rope making and civil engineering by constructing 'bridge cable' out of newspaper.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2404_sle1inca.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2404_sle1inca_01.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2404_sle1inca.html#answer

Obelisk Teacher's Guideteachers guide
Presents activity instructions, a student activity sheet, and suggestions for evaluation. Activity: Students use a ruler to construct a simple machine to learn about mechanical advantage.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2405_sle1obel.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2405_sle1obel_01.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2405_sle1obel.html#answer

Colosseum Teacher's Guideteachers guide
Provides activity instructions, a student activity sheet, and suggestions for evaluation. Activity: Student teams are challenged to design a system to pass notes back and forth using only the materials provided.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2406_sle1colo.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2406_sle1colo_01.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2406_sle1colo.html#answer

Program Transcripts/Resources Stonehenge Transcripttranscript
http://www.pbs.org/nova/transcripts/2403stone.html

Inca Transcripttranscript
http://www.pbs.org/nova/transcripts/2404inca.html

Obelisk Transcripttranscript
http://www.pbs.org/nova/transcripts/2405obelisk.html

Colosseum Transcripttranscript
http://www.pbs.org/nova/transcripts/2406col.html



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