## DISCOVER> DiscoverySchool.com NEWS: Oct. 22, 2003

• From: Gleason Sackmann <gleason@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
• Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 09:48:33 -0500

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From: Maria_Shook@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: <gleason@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 10:31:57 -0400
Subject: DiscoverySchool.com NEWS: Oct. 22, 2003

Teacher-to-Teacher - Fresh ideas to enhance learning
October 22, 2003

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Enter the ExploraVision Awards! Put your imagination to work and use
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Theme of the Week: Money
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** Activity of the Week **
Get your students thinking about money and its role in their lives.

Our students have more discretionary income than ever, even our
primary students. Ask students to think about how money is used in
their daily lives. Explain to students that they use math every time
they figure out how much money they have, spend, or need.

Write the following problem on the board or on an overhead
transparency:

Your teacher told you to buy a notebook, a ruler, a pencil, and an
eraser for math class. The notebook costs \$3.00, the ruler \$1.50, the
pencil \$.20, and the eraser \$.40. What is the total amount of money
you need to buy these items?

Ask students how they would solve this problem. First, discuss which
operation they should use. Point out that the words "the total amount"
usually indicate that addition is called for. NOTE: The items and

Edited by Contributing National Faculty Teacher: Pam Thomas

** Puzzle of the Week **
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On Cable in the Classroom
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** Next week on Assignment Discovery **
Assignment Discovery airs weekdays at 9 a.m. ET/PT, 8 a.m. CT, and 10
a.m. MT on the Discovery Channel.

JUNKYARD WARS THEME WEEK
http://school.discovery.com/ontv/themes/f2003_junkyard.html

Predict which team will win in a daily Junkyard Wars contest. Teams
have just ten hours to build treasures out of trash. Watch the
contestants put the principles of physics, engineering, and
aerodynamics to work as they construct contraptions that resist
gravity, ride whitewater rapids, hover above the surface, fly, and
Airs: Weeks of 10/27; 11/24; 12/29

Monday 10/27:
Junkyard Wars: Mechanical Monsters
Shows how concepts of physics and engineering are used to build
monster trucks and help cars resist gravity.
Airs: 10/27/03, 12/1/03, 1/5/04

Tuesday 10/28:
Junkyard Wars: Wild Watercraft
Teams use physics, engineering, and construction principles to build
engine-powered boats and  white-water rafts.
Airs: 10/28/03, 12/2/03, 1/6/04

Wednesday 10/29:
Junkyard Wars: Air Movers
Shows how physics and engineering concepts can be used to construct
mechanical street sweepers and hovercrafts.
Airs: 10/29/03, 12/3/03, 1/7/04

Thursday 10/30:
Junkyard Wars: Wind Machines
Teams use aerodynamic principles to build flying machines.  Then, they
race the clock and each other as they build and drive wind-powered
sand racers around a desert course.
Airs: 10/30/03, 12/4/03, 1/8/04

Friday 10/31:
Junkyard Wars: Cool Cars
Shows how physics and engineering concepts can be adapted to build
Airs: 10/31/03, 12/5/03, 1/9/04

** Next week on TLC Elementary School **
TLC Elementary School airs every Friday at 6:00 a.m. ET/PT, 5:00 a.m.
CT, and 4:00 a.m. MT on TLC.
http://school.discovery.com/ontv/tlc.html

Friday 10/31:
GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AMERICA
A continent of extremes, South America has rivers, mountains, and
pampas that cover a wide range of terrain. Brazil's Carnival: One of
the biggest festivals in the world, the Carnival celebrates the
history, religion, and culture of this diverse country. Making a
Living in Peru: Innovative ways to use natural resources are helping
Peruvians out of poverty. Santiago: Chile's Capital City: A bustling
metropolis in the shadow of the Andes, Santiago is a center for
business and culture. But like other modern cities, it struggles with
pollution and related problems.
Airs: 10/31/03, 12/26/03

** More Cable in the Classroom programming **
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