NOVA> [NOVA Teachers] April 22, 2003

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To: nova-teachers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (NOVA Teachers)
Subject: [NOVA Teachers] April 22, 2003

Hello Educators,

In next week's NOVA, "The Secret of Photo 51," meet molecular biologist
Rosalind Franklin -- the unsung heroine behind the discovery of DNA's
double helix -- and learn about her groundbreaking X-ray image
dubbed Photo 51.

In the coming weeks:

Apr. 29 -- varies (check your local listings)

May   6 -- Avalanche! (R)

May  13 -- Sinking City of Venice (R)

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

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NOVA Presents "Secret of Photo 51"
Broadcast: April 22, 2003
(NOVA usually airs Tuesday nights. Check your local listings.
This program has one-year off-air taping rights.)

      Before Watson and Crick
      Read about the discoveries that brought scientists
      to focus on DNA as the secret behind life in this
      excerpt from Brenda Maddox's "Rosalind Franklin:
      The Dark Lady of DNA." (Grades 9-12)

      Defending Franklin's Legacy
      Learn one biologist's perspective on why Rosalind
      Franklin should have shared the Nobel Prize for the
      discovery of DNA's structure. (Grades 9-12)

      Picturing the Anatomy of DNA
      See this slide show of DNA, ribosomes, and RNA
      imaged over the past 50 years using X-ray
      diffraction techniques, which enable scientists
      to study the arrangement of atoms in crystals or
      crystal-like structures by spraying molecules with
      X-rays to produce diffraction patterns.
      (Grades 9-12)

      Anatomy of Photo 51
      Follow a step-by-step explanation, accompanied by
      diagrams, of Photo 51. (Flash plug-in required)
      (Grades 9-12)

      Journey into DNA
      Where and how does the famous double helix fit into
      chromosomes, and how do chromosomes relate to the
      human body? Travel into the tiny world of DNA in
      this online activity, zooming in 15 different
      levels to see DNA's relationship to humans as a
      whole. (Flash plug-in required; non-Flash version
      available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

      NOVA News Minute
      Use this news clip to introduce students to a
      science topic related to this week's program.
      Available when the program airs. Transcript included.
      (QuickTime or RealVideo plug-in required.)

      Program Transcript
      The site includes a complete narration for this
      program available after the PBS air date.

Plus Links and Books.

FIND - folktales,stories of the people, often passed from elders to the
next generation, learn through the oral tradition.
2 original Anansi Folktale E-books. Download, read, and hear each
story narrated in both American Virgin Island Creole and Standard English,
plus find out how these stories survived in tact from the original storyteller. 


Major funding for NOVA is provided by the Park Foundation, Sprint,
and Microsoft. Additional funding is provided by the Corporation for
Public Broadcasting and public television viewers.

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