NOVA> [NOVA Teachers] March 25, 2003

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Subject: [NOVA Teachers] March 25, 2003
Hello Educators,

Next week NOVA repeats "Dirty Bomb," a program that explains what
a dirty bomb is and dramatizes two attack scenarios based on
sophisticated models developed by radiation experts.

In the coming weeks:

Apr.  1 -- Deep Sea Invasion

Apr.  8 -- Runaway Universe (R)

Apr. 15 -- Search for the Lost Cave People (R)

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

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NOVA Presents "Dirty Bomb" (R)
Broadcast: March 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
   Charles Ferguson of the Center for Nonproliferation
   Studies answers questions e-mailed to NOVA about the
   dirty bomb threat. Please note: NOVA is no longer
   accepting questions for this feature. (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 plug-in required; non-Flash version
   available.) (Grades 9-12)

   NOVA News Minute: Dirty Bomb -- Radiation Terror
   (Running time -- 1 minute 50 seconds)
   Use this news clip to introduce students to
   what a dirty bomb consists of and what makes
   it a potent weapon. 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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departments of education, state standards and state administrators.

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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