Broadcast: September 2, 2003
On September 11, 2001, the world was shocked by the unprecedented attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. As we came to grips with the tremendous scale of the tragedy, a new fear loomed that terrorists would strike again with biological weapons. The first anthrax attacks on American soil led to a media firestorm of speculation and confusion. NOVA, in collaboration with the New York Times and Granada Media, presents a special program on the science of germ warfare that distinguishes fact from rumor and delivers an authoritative, up-to- the-minute analysis of the current threat. In addition, the show reveals astonishing, previously unknown details of the secret biological warfare programs conducted by the Soviets and the U.S. during the Cold War.
Plus a Teacher's Guide.http://www.pbs.org/nova/bioterror/
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K-6 teachers in public and private schools may apply for this grant. The grants, up to $5,000.00, fund programs and activities that improve learning in science, mathematics and technology. Projects must provide direct benefits to students and should include teacher-led, classroom-based experiences that occur during the regular school day and require at least three class sessions to complete. Deadline for submission is October 1, 2003. Application information can be found at http://www.toshiba.com/taf/apply.html.
Delta Education Awards for Excellence in Inquiry-based Science Teaching
The Delta Education Awards for Excellence in Inquiry-based Science Teaching will recognize and honor three (3) full-time PreK-12 teachers of science who successfully use inquiry-based science to enhance teaching and learning in their classroom. $1,500 will be awarded towards expenses to attend the NSTA National Convention, and $1,500 for the awardee. The deadline for the 2004 awards is October 15, 2003. Visit http://www.nsta.org/565 for further information.
Vernier Technology Awards
The Vernier Technology Awards will recognize and reward the innovative use of data collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom. A total of seven awards will be presented:
One award at the Elementary Level (Grades K-5)
Two Awards at the Middle Level (Grades 6-8)
Three Awards at the High School Level (Grades 9-12)
One award at the College Level
Each award will consist of $1,000 towards expenses to attend the NSTA National Convention, $1,000 in cash for the teacher, and $1,000 in Vernier Products. The deadline for the 2004 awards is October 15, 2003. Visit http://www.nsta.org/566 for further information.
TechXplore is a high - impact education program and competition that connects teams of students with technology professionals from electronics, telecommunications, and high-tech companies to explore the world of technology.
TechXplore engages the power of the Internet to bring the excitement, innovation, and expertise of the technology industries into classrooms and after-school programs so through TechXplore young people build the science and technology skills they will need to live and work in our increasingly technological world. Teams must register by October 24, 2003. Visit http://www.techxplore.org/ for further information.