[NOVA Teachers] December 13, 2005

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Science Book Errors
Bill Bennett X Secretary of Education cashes in on education reform.
About Online Digital Curriculum
Currently a law going through the legislature that would change the
term for funding from "textbook" to "instructional materials."

Hello Educators,

In next week's repeat of NOVA's "Spies That Fly," learn about a new
generation of pilotless planes that fly, spy, and bomb in places too
risky for human pilots to go. (Subjects covered: physics, flight,
social studies, U.S. history, world history, technology/engineering)

In the coming weeks:

Dec. 27 -- Wave That Shook the World (R)

Jan. 3  -- The Mummy Who Would Be King

Jan. 10 -- NOVA scienceNOW
            http://www.pbs.org nova/sciencenow/

For an extended list of upcoming programs visit


Karen Hartley
Teachers Editor
NOVA Web Site
E-mail: NOVA_Teachers@xxxxxxxx

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NOVA Presents "Spies That Fly"
Broadcast: December 20, 2005
(Check your local listings as broadcast dates and times may vary.
This program has one-year off-air taping rights.)

Spy Photos That Made History
Examine 14 influential surveillance images released between 1962
and 2002, including a suspected bioweapons production facility
in Sudan, a missile test pad in North Korea, and alleged mass
graves in Kosovo. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Master of the Surveillance Image
Learn about Cuban missile crisis surveillance photos, the art of
scanning photos for information, and the U-2 spy plane in this
interview with Dino Brugioni, one of the founding officers of
the CIA's National Photographic Interpretation Center.
(Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Time Line of UAVs
Discover the history of unmanned aerial vehicles and learn
information about 21 UAVs in this time line that spans from the
Civil War to today. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Imaging With Radar
Explore a synthetic aperture radar image of Washington, D.C.,
and learn about how these images are made in this online
activity. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

     NOVA News Minute: Spies That Fly -- Eyes in the Sky
     (Running time -- 1 minute 45 seconds)
     When an unmanned aerial vehicle was armed with two Stinger
     missiles and used to kill a suspected Al Qaeda leader in Yemen,
     it was hailed as a major success in the war on terrorism. As this
     NOVA News Minute reports, it also may have provided a glimpse at
     the way future wars might largely be waged. Transcript included.
     (QuickTime or RealVideo plug-in required.)

     Teacher's Guide
     In this classroom activity, students downsize an aircraft to
     understand some of the challenges associated with building
     extremely small vehicles. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

     Program Transcript
     The site includes a complete narration for this program.

Plus Links and Books.

I ain't too old to cut the mustard, I'm just too tired to spread it around.

A Better Attitude.....
I'm too old to cut the mustard, but I can still lick the jar!

When women go wrong, men go right after them.    - Mae West

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