NOVA> [NOVA Teachers] May 6, 2003

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Subject: [NOVA Teachers] May 6, 2003

Hello Educators,

Coming next week on NOVA is the repeat broadcast of "Avalanche!,"
which takes you to the Swiss Alps, Montana, and Alaska with the men
and women at the forefront of avalanche science.

In the coming weeks:

May  13 -- Sinking City of Venice (R)

May  20 -- Lincoln's Secret Weapon (R)

May  27 -- Mountain of Ice (R)

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

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NOVA Presents "Avalanche!" (R)
Broadcast: May 6, 2003
(NOVA usually airs Tuesday nights. Check your local listings.
This program has one-year off-air taping rights.)

      Capturing it on Film
      Read this step-by-step explanation to find out
      how a filmmaker captures an avalanche on film
      and view video clips of avalanches. (Grades 3-5,
      6-8, 9-12) (Vivo or RealPlayer plug-in required)

      The Making of Avalanche!
      Read the production diary of two producers to
      gain a rare glimpse into the trials, tribulations,
      and fun of making a natural disaster film.
      (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

      Elements of a Slide
      Learn about the basic elements of a slide, what can
      trigger a slide, and why avalanches are so hard to
      predict. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

      Snow Sense
      Find out ways to avoid getting caught in an
      avalanche and what to do if you are caught in one
      in this excerpt from the book "Snow Sense" by Jill
      Fredston and Doug Fesler. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

      NOVA News Minute: Avalanche! -- Forecasting Danger
      (Running time -- 1 minute 13 seconds)
      Use this news clip to introduce students to what
      causes avalanches and how scientists are working
      to improve avalanche forecasting. Transcript
      included. (QuickTime or RealVideo plug-in required.)
      (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

      Teacher's Guide
      In this printable activity, students use sugar, flour,
      and potato flakes to study the physical dynamics of
      an avalanche and experiment with how certain
      snowpack formations might behave in an avalanche.
      (Grade 6-8)

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

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

Plus Resources.

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