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NOVA

Grade Levels: 6 - 12
Core Subject(s): Science, Social Studies
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  • NOVA. America's Stone Age Explorers.

    Who were the first Americans, and where did they come from? Come explore Stone Age America, and see how the Clovis Spear can give us clues to answer this integral question.

    Length: 00:54:39
  • NOVA. Arctic Passage: Prisoners of the Ice.

    NOVA recreates the expeditions of Sir John Franklin and Roald Amundsen, two Arctic explorers who set out to find the legendary Arctic sea route known as the Northwest Passage.

    Length: 01:45:10
  • NOVA. Einstein Revealed Part 01.

    His name is synonymous with genius. Albert Einstein illuminated the most fundamental scientific truths of his time and became an international celebrity. But what of the private man behind the public hero? Newly discovered letters shed light on his bold thought experiments and forbidden loves. A two hour NOVA special: Einstein Revealed.

    Length: 00:53:56
  • NOVA. Einstein Revealed Part 02.

    His name is synonymous with genius. Albert Einstein illuminated the most fundamental scientific truths of his time and became an international celebrity. But what of the private man behind the public hero? Newly discovered letters shed light on his bold thought experiments and forbidden loves. A two hour NOVA special: Einstein Revealed.

    Length: 00:56:38
  • NOVA: Life's Greatest Miracle

    This program uses the extraordinary microimagery of Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson to track human development from embryo to newborn. With a microscopic view of conception and the development of a new human life, NOVA's "Life's Greatest Miracle" presents the earliest stages of development of the embryo, documents the development of the embryo into a fetus, highlighting the growth and formation of vital organs, body parts, and senses, and concludes with the birth of a child.

    Length: 00:56:23
  • NOVA. Newton's Dark Secrets.

    Sir Isaac Newton's accomplishments border on the uncanny, as does his image in the world of science. As the historian Mordechai Feingold has written, "With time, the historical Newton receded into the background, overshadowed by the very legacy he helped create. Newton thus metamorphosed into science personified." So what is that legacy? What were those accomplishments? Nova explores the man behind the legend.

    Length: 00:53:37
  • NOVA. Secrets of Lost Empires: Inca.

    The Inca fortresses have survived many centuries of violent volcanic earthquakes; indeed, they have survived better than solid European-style colonial buildings. How did the Incan craftsmen shape and fit together such enormous stones without metal tools? Architect Vince Lee helped us figure out one way in which the Inca could have handled the smaller stones. But how the Inca carved and fitted together 100-ton blocks of stone remains a mystery.

    Length: 00:54:11

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