NOVA> [NOVA Teachers] March 18, 2003

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Subject: [NOVA Teachers] March 18, 2003
Hello Educators,

In next week's repeat broadcast, "Sultan's Lost Treasure," NOVA follows a
French-led expedition to recover thousands of porcelain and other artifacts
from a centuries-old Chinese shipwreck off the coast of Brunei.

In the coming weeks:

Mar. 25 -- Dirty Bomb (R)

Apr.  1 -- Deep Sea Invasion

Apr.  8 -- Runaway Universe (R)

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

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NOVA Presents "Sultan's Lost Treasure" (R)
Broadcast: March 18, 2003
(NOVA usually airs Tuesday nights. Check your local listings.
This program has one-year off-air taping rights.)

   On China's China
   What makes blue-and-white porcelain so striking?
   So durable? So inimitable? In this interview,
   Tung Wu, curator of Asian art at the Museum of
   Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, reveals some
   of the carefully held secrets of early Chinese
   porcelain-makers. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

   Ancient Chinese Explorers
   A century before Europeans 'discovered' the
   Indian Ocean, Chinese merchants led by Zheng He
   (1371-1433) journeyed as far as Zanzibar in
   search of trade items to dazzle the imperial
   court. (Grades 9-12)

   Asia's Undersea Archeology
   Wrecks of medieval ships found in China,
   South Korea, and Thailand, all laden with
   quality trade goods, are shedding light on
   the greatest period of Chinese maritime
   exploration. (Grades 9-12)

   Date the Dish
   How old is that old bowl? In this online
   activity, you're the expert who needs to
   assess the age of a centuries-old Chinese
   porcelain artifact. (Shockwave plug-in
   required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

   Teacher's Guide
   In this printable activity, students
   interpret information about a set of
   artifacts. (Grades 6-8)

   Sign up for free printed versions of the
   NOVA Teacher's Guide at:

   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.

Plus Resources.

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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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