NOVA Teachers October 19, 2004

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Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 11:54:39 -0400
From: owner-nova-teachers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (NOVA)
To: nova-teachers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (NOVA Teachers)
Subject: [NOVA Teachers] October 19, 2004

Hello Educators,

In next week's "The Missing Link," NOVA repeats the program that
documents the search for the ancestor of all four-limbed animals,
including humans. (Subjects covered: life science, animals,
classification, evolution, paleontology)

In the coming weeks:

Nov.  2 -- Volcano's Deadly Warning (R)

Nov.  9 -- America's Stone Age Explorers

Nov. 16 -- Great Escape

For a full listing of the fall season, including a downloadable
PDF, visit

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

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NOVA Presents "The Missing Link" (R)
Broadcast: October 26, 2004
(NOVA usually airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. Check your local
listings. This program has one-year off-air taping rights.)

      A Brief History of Life
      Explore the history of life on Earth -- from the earliest
      bacteria to the first modern humans -- in this fossil-based
      geological time scale that divides Earth's history into eras,
      periods, and epochs. Glossary included. (Flash plug-in required;
      non-Flash version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

      Diva of the Devonian
      In this interview, Jenny Clack -- the University of Cambridge
      paleontologist who unearthed remains of a Devonian fish with
      four legs -- gives particulars of her discovery and its impact.
      (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

      Confessions of a Preparator
      Find out the tools used and skills needed to pursue a career in
      fossil preparation in this first-person article by preparator
      Sarah Finney of the University of Cambridge. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

      Evolution in Action
      In this online activity, change the environment of a set of
      creatures and see how random mutations can bring about
      evolutionary change. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8)

      Teacher's Guide
      In this classroom activity, students collect, analyze, and
      interpret information about objects in order to classify them in
      a cladogram. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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

>Plus Links & Books.


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