NOVA> [NOVA Teachers] February 25, 2003

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To: NOVA Teachers <nova-teachers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 16:20:08 -0500
Subject: [NOVA Teachers] February 25, 2003
Hello Educators,

In response to current news events, NOVA has changed its schedule
to bring you "Dirty Bomb" next week, a program that explains what
a dirty bomb is and dramatizes two attack scenarios based on
sophisticated models developed by radiation experts.

Immediately following "Dirty Bomb" is a repeat of "Bioterror," in
which NOVA presents the science of germ warfare and reveals previously
unknown details of the secret biological warfare programs conducted
by the Soviets and the United States during the Cold War. In the
accompanying lesson plan teachers can find tips and resources from
professional organizations for dealing with students' concerns
about bioterrorism.

Note: Please be aware that these programs contain information about
radiological weaponry and biological warfare. We strongly recommend
that you preview them, and their accompanying Web sites, to
determine their appropriateness for your students prior to any
classroom use.

The previously scheduled program, "Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance,"
will not air.

Government Funding Resources Education Grants,
Scholarships & Loans, State Agency Phone Numbers for
Student Financial Aid, Business Plan Resources for Women,
Federal Department of Education Technology Grants
ARTS, Grants for Women, Grants for Women & Girls

In the coming weeks:

Mar.  4 -- varies (check your local listings)

Mar. 11 -- varies (check your local listings)

Mar. 18 -- Sultan's Lost Treasure (R)

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

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NOVA Presents "Dirty Bomb"
Broadcast: February 25, 2003
(NOVA usually airs Tuesday nights. Check your local listings.
This program has one-year off-air taping rights.)

   Chronology of Events
   Review the past 15 years of news-making incidents
   involving unprotected radioactive materials
   worldwide, including occurrences of accidental
   encounters. (Grades 9-12)

   Preparing for Nuclear Terrorism
   Learn about the threat of both dirty bombs and
   nuclear weapons in this interview with nuclear
   terrorism expert Graham Allison, director of the
   Belfer Center for Science and International
   Affairs at Harvard University and former Deputy
   Secretary of Defense under President Clinton.
   (Grades 9-12)

   Ask the Expert
   Send in your questions about dirty or nuclear
   bombs to Dr. Charles Ferguson, a radiological
   and nuclear terrorism expert who will answer
   questions for a week beginning February 26th.
   (Grades 9-12)

   Sources of Radiation
   In this interactive feature, learn about naturally
   occurring and manmade sources of radiation and
   what makes each type safe or harmful to life.
   (Flash 5 plug-in required; non-Flash version
   available.) (Grades 9-12)

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

Plus Resources.

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

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