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View Resource NOVA: scienceNOW

Since 2005, NOVA scienceNOW has produced programs for their website which are hour-long episodes that feature "four fast-paced, timely science and technology stories, including a profile piece on an intriguing personality in the field." There are so many areas of science to explore on the site that visitors will have a hard time choosing where to start. The "Interactives" tab in the middle of...

View Resource Kamchatka: Siberia's Forbidden Wilderness

This "Living Edens" PBS site features the historical, biological, and geological wonders of the Kamchatka Peninsula. Many aspects of Kamchatka are explored within the topic headings: The ring of fire, Remote secret, Kamchatka creatures, Bountiful breed, and Bering Island. The site also provides links to additional web resources, a teacher resource page including lesson plans on Kamchatka's...

View Resource The Mysterious Life of Caves

This is a companion website to a NOVA television series investigating strange life-forms found in toxic caverns. The program reviews the traditional theory of cave formation; introduces new theories of microbial sulfuric acid production; examines the role of oil-feeding microbes in dissolving limestone; presents the discovery of microbes in caves that live solely on chemical nutrients; and...

View Resource Tracking El Nino (NOVA Online Adventure)

Next to the seasons, El Nino is the most powerful force driving global weather. Find out what scientists are learning about this phenomenon and its reach through space and time. Site features: Anatomy of El Nino, Chasing El Nino (webpage on the original broadcast of October 13, 1998, including teacher's guide), El Nino's Reach, collection of 1998 dispatches, and links to external sites.

View Resource The Secret Life of Scientists

The website that accompanies PBS's NOVA television series is called NOVA Science Now, and it offers many fun and engaging ways to better understand science and scientists. The Secret Life of Scientists is a web-exclusive series from NOVA which helps the public understand how and why scientists study what they do as well as "what happens when the lab coats come off." Sixteen scientists are...

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