April NASA TV Education Schedule


From: Jan Wee <jwee@mail.arc.nasa.gov>
Subject: April NASA TV Education Schedule
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 15:46:25 -0600


Dear discuss-lfm and discuss-lfa members,

Here is the upcoming NASA-TV schedule for April.  I thought I would
leave it in its entirety this time.  You will see that Live From 
Mars Program One "Countdown" and the Live From Antarctica 2 programs
will be airing again this month!

NOTE:  Live From Mars Program Two "Cruising Between the Planets"
       airs live at 13:00-14:00 EST on April 24th! 

Jan Wee, moderator



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APRIL EDUCATION FILE SCHEDULE - NASA TV

Please note that effective March 15, 1997, the NASA TV satellite changed to:
GE-2, Transponder 9C at 85 degrees West longitude, vertical polarization,
with a frequency of 3880 Mhz, and audio of 6.8 Mhz.

2-3 pm  5-6 pm  8-9 pm  11 pm-12 am   2-3 am    All times Eastern
NASA TV may pre-empt scheduled programming for live agency events.
________________________________________________________________________
April 1  Tue
(5:00 pm Eastern: broadcast preempted by "Comet Hale-Bopp Live News
Interviews")

Project Mathematics! Sines & Cosines, Part III
Level: Grades 9-12
(28:30)
Relates an angle's sine and cosine with chord length on a circle.  Derives
formulas for finding the sine and cosine of a sum of two angles.
Applications include wave addition.

Liftoff to Learning:  Newton in Space
Level: Grades 5-8
(12:37)
This introduction to Isaac Newton's Laws of Motion demonstrates how they
apply to space flight.  Using the microgravity environment of Earth orbit,
Space Shuttle astronauts conduct simple force and motion demonstrations in
ways not possible on Earth.

Introduction to Astronomy Village
Level: Grades 9-12
(15:30)
Lessons in using the CD-ROM based multimedia program Astronomy Village:
Investigating the Universe, which provides teachers and students with ten
complete investigations in astronomy intended to complement and extend the
science curriculum in 9th and 10th grade classes.

Amazing Space Goes On-Line
Level: Educators
(3:14)
Informs teachers and students about the lesson plans available for them on
the World Wide Web.  These lesson plans, developed by the Space Telescope
Science Institute, teach basic skills based on the science of the Hubble
Space Telescope.
________________________________________________________________________
April 2  Wed

Live From Antarctica: Oceans, Ice & Life
Level: Grades 9-12
(60:00)
Sail to Palmer Station aboard the R.V. Polar Duke, across the Drake
Passage, the roughest waters on Earth.  During this first live telecast,
from on board ship, meet the researchers who are studying the interaction
of the marine food chain, and see how life on and in the ocean waxes and
wanes along with the seasonal ice sheets.  This program demonstrates the
adaptation of life to such extreme conditions, and shows how scientists
must also adapt their lives and research techniques to the environment.
________________________________________________________________________
April 3  Thur
(8:00 am Eastern: preempted by STS-83 Launch Coverage)

Live From Antarctica: The Secrets of Survival
Level: Grades 9-12
(60:00)
For the fifty researchers and their support teams who live at Palmer during
the Antarctic summer, commuting to work involves a daily trip from the
relative safety and comfort of the main research station aboard small
Zodiac inflatables out to their desolate study sites, over waters that
would kill in minutes in the event of an accident.  Travel with them, live,
to Torgerson Island, to study Adelie penguins and their newborn chicks; to
Humble and Dream Island to observe the skuas who prey on them, and find out
the fascinating connections between each season's ice and weather, and
which young creatures will live and die.  This program looks at the secrets
of survival for both the wildlife and the human researchers who journey to
the ends of the Earth to study them.
________________________________________________________________________
April 4  Fri

Live From Antarctica: Seeing the Future
Level: Grade 9-12
(60:00)
Antarctica was the place which first showed humans the ozone hole, and
Palmer Station is one of the key sites which helps us understand how global
climate change may affect the ecosystem of which we are all part.  Palmer
is the only place on the Continent where microscopic plants can grow on
land, and the site of an ambitious Long Term Ecological Research project
seeking to understand the ongoing interaction of ocean, ice, atmosphere and
life.  This program presents the latest on ozone and the effects of
increased ultraviolet radiation, and shows how research in Antarctica helps
us understand our entire planetary environment.
________________________________________________________________________
April 7  Mon

Liftoff to Learning:  All Systems Go!
Level: Grades 5-12
(33:34)
Examine the human physiologic changes that occur in astronauts while they
are in microgravity and see how the human body readapts to Earth's
environment.  Features research conducted aboard the Space Shuttle that
examines the heart, lungs, blood, muscles, cells, and the immune system as
part of six physiological systems.

Project Mathematics! Similarity
Level: Grades 9-12
(25:00)
Show examples of similar objects from real life. Introduces scaling, the
basis of all measurement and shows its use in geometry, science and
technology.
________________________________________________________________________
April 8  Tue

Project Mathematics! Sines & Cosines, Part I
Level: Grades 9-12
(28:00)
The sine and cosine are derived from the unit circle and the triangle, and
their basic properties and identities are explored. Explains periodicity.
Harmonic motion is illustrated visually and audibly with musical
instruments.

A Lightning Field Trip
Level: Grades 5-8
(30:00)
Explains the principles behind what lightning is and how it is generated.
Investigates the effects of lightning on Earth and in the atmosphere.
________________________________________________________________________
April 9  Wed

Project Mathematics! Sines & Cosines, Part II
Level: Grades 9-12
(28:30)
Focuses on the law of cosines and the law of sines.  Applications are
described in astronomy, navigation, and surveying by triangulation.
Outlines history of surveying instruments, from the ancient dioptra to
satellites.

Global Quest II: Teaching With the Internet
Level: Educators
(22:14)

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope: The Best is Yet to Come
Level: Grades 5-12
(8:00)
Encapsulates the come-from-behind human endeavor of restoring the Hubble
Space Telescope to its original scientific potential. Interweaves visually
striking moments and stories told by the engineers and astronauts.
________________________________________________________________________
April 10  Thur

Live From Mars Program I "Countdown"
(rebroadcast of live performance)
Level: Grades 5-12
(57:30)
"Countdown" introduces a new series of "Passport to Knowledge" electronic
field trips.  Live From Mars Program I takes students behind closed doors
at Cape Canaveral to see NASA's Pathfinder spacecraft close-up, just days
before its successful early December launch, and invites students and
teachers to follow Pathfinder and Mars Global Surveyor online via the
Internet and with hands-on discovery activities throughout the next two
school years.

________________________________________________________________________
April 11 Fri

On the Cutting Edge: Robotics (rebroadcast of live videoconference)
Level: Grades 5-12
(59:00)
See how telerobotic and virtual reality systems push the limits of space
exploration. Then preview some exciting robotic spin-offs in agriculture,
health care, and even futuristic amusement parks.
________________________________________________________________________
April 14  Mon

Project Mathematics! Polynomials
Level: Grades 9-12
(25:00)
Shows examples of polynomial curves that appear in real life.  Uses
animation to build a systematic description of polynomials by degree,
including linear, quadratic and cubic curves.

Space Flight: The Application of Orbital Mechanics
Level: Grades 9-12
(35:00)
Details planetary motion or orbital mechanics.  Explains Kepler's and
Newton's Laws plus terminology including perigee, apogee, eccentricity,
orbital inclination, launch window, etc.
________________________________________________________________________
April 15  Tue

Liftoff to Learning: Toys in Space II
Level: Grades K-12
(37:00)
Astronauts invite students to experiment with simple toys in their
classroom and hypothesize how the toys will operate on orbit.  Scenes of
toys operating in space serve as data for students to test their hypotheses.

Project Mathematics! The Story of Pi
Level: Grades 9-12
(22:00)
Provides a historical perspective showing how the number pi appears in
formulas for round objects and in contexts that seem to have no relation to
geometry.
________________________________________________________________________
April 16  Wed

Liftoff to Learning:  Tethered Satellite - Forces and Motions
Level: Grades 9-12
(21:12)
Demonstrates the principle behind a unique scientific satellite that the
Space Shuttle deployed into space attached only by a thin line.  Crew
members on this joint mission between the United States and Italy describe
the many physical principles involved, such as angular momentum, center of
mass, and more.

Amazing Space Goes On-Line
Level: Educators
(3:14)
Informs teachers and students about the lesson plans available for them on
the World Wide Web.  These lesson plans, developed by the Space Telescope
Science Institute, teach basic skills based on the science of the Hubble
Space Telescope.

Global Quest
Level: Grades K-12
(11:45)
Describes use of the Internet in the classroom.  Show how the information
superhighway connects information, people and places.  Includes examples
and interviews with scientists, teachers and students.

Global Quest II: Teaching With the Internet
Level: Educators
(22:14)
________________________________________________________________________
April 17  Thur
The Serendipity Machines
Level: Grades 9-12
(30:00)
Highlights innovative NASA spinoffs including: a more modern braking system
for San Francisco cable cars; development of a new firefighting suit; and a
portable medical treatment system.

Project Mathematics! Sines & Cosines, Part II
Level: Grades 9-12
(28:30)
Focuses on the law of cosines and the law of sines.  Applications are
described in astronomy, navigation, and surveying by triangulation.
Outlines history of surveying instruments, from the ancient dioptra to
satellites.
________________________________________________________________________
April 18  Fri

Project Mathematics! Sines & Cosines, Part III
Level: Grades 9-12
(28:30)
Relates an angle's sine and cosine with chord length on a circle.  Derives
formulas for finding the sine and cosine of a sum of two angles.
Applications include wave addition.

Introduction to Astronomy Village
Level: Grades 9-12
(15:30)
Lessons in using the CD-ROM based multimedia program Astronomy Village:
Investigating the Universe, which provides teachers and students with ten
complete investigations in astronomy intended to complement and extend the
science curriculum in 9th and 10th grade classes.

Liftoff to Learning:  The Atmosphere Below
Level: Grades 5-12
(16:00)
Shuttle astronauts investigate Earth's atmosphere from space.  Experiments
focus on infrared detection of atmospheric remnants from volcanic
eruptions, ozone concentration levels, and global warming.
________________________________________________________________________
April 21  Mon

A Lightning Field Trip
Level: Grades 5-8
(30:00)
Explains the principles behind what lightning is and how it is generated.
Investigates the effects of lightning on Earth and in the atmosphere.

Liftoff to Learning:  Space Basics
Level: Grades 5-8
(20:55)
Answers basic questions about space flight including: how spacecraft travel
into space and remain in orbit; why astronauts float in space; and how
spacecraft return to Earth.  Viewers learn how English scientist Isaac
Newton formulated the basic science behind Earth orbit more than 300 years
ago.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope: The Best is Yet to Come
Level: Grades 5-12
(8:00)
Encapsulates the come-from-behind human endeavor of restoring the Hubble
Space Telescope to its original scientific potential. Interweaves visually
striking moments and stories told by the engineers and astronauts.
________________________________________________________________________
April 22  Tue

Space Flight: The Application of Orbital Mechanics
Level: Grades 9-12
(35:00)
Details planetary motion or orbital mechanics.  Explains Kepler's and
Newton's Laws plus terminology including perigee, apogee, eccentricity,
orbital inclination, launch window, etc.

Global Quest II: Teaching With the Internet
Level: Educators
(22:14)
________________________________________________________________________
April 23  Wed
Live From Mars Program I "Countdown"
(rebroadcast of live performance)
Level: Grades 5-12
(57:30)
"Countdown" introduces a new series of "Passport to Knowledge" electronic
field trips.  Live From Mars Program I takes students behind closed doors
at Cape Canaveral to see NASA's Pathfinder spacecraft close-up, just days
before its successful early December launch, and invites students and
teachers to follow Pathfinder and Mars Global Surveyor online via the Int

________________________________________________________________________
April 24  Thur

Live From Antarctica: The Secrets of Survival
Level: Grades 9-12
(60:00)
For the fifty researchers and their support teams who live at Palmer during
the Antarctic summer, commuting to work involves a daily trip from the
relative safety and comfort of the main research station aboard small
Zodiac inflatables out to their desolate study sites, over waters that
would kill in minutes in the event of an accident.  Travel with them, live,
to Torgerson Island, to study Adelie penguins and their newborn chicks; to
Humble and Dream Island to observe the skuas who prey on them, and find out
the fascinating connections between each season's ice and weather, and
which young creatures will live and die.  This program looks at the secrets
of survival for both the wildlife and the human researchers who journey to
the ends of the Earth to study them.
________________________________________________________________________
April 25  Fri

Live From Antarctica: Seeing the Future
Level: Grade 9-12
(60:00)
Antarctica was the place which first showed humans the ozone hole, and
Palmer Station is one of the key sites which helps us understand how global
climate change may affect the ecosystem of which we are all part.  Palmer
is the only place on the Continent where microscopic plants can grow on
land, and the site of an ambitious Long Term Ecological Research project
seeking to understand the ongoing interaction of ocean, ice, atmosphere and
life.  This program presents the latest on ozone and the effects of
increased ultraviolet radiation, and shows how research in Antarctica helps
us understand our entire planetary environment.
________________________________________________________________________
April 28  Mon

Live From Antarctica: Oceans, Ice & Life
Level: Grades 9-12
(60:00)
Sail to Palmer Station aboard the R.V. Polar Duke, across the Drake
Passage, the roughest waters on Earth.  During this first live telecast,
from on board ship, meet the researchers who are studying the interaction
of the marine food chain, and see how life on and in the ocean waxes and
wanes along with the seasonal ice sheets.  This program demonstrates the
adaptation of life to such extreme conditions, and shows how scientists
must also adapt their lives and research techniques to the environment.
________________________________________________________________________
April 29  Tue

Liftoff to Learning:  All Systems Go!
Level: Grades 5-12
(33:34)
Examine the human physiologic changes that occur in astronauts while they
are in microgravity and see how the human body readapts to Earth's
environment.  Features research conducted aboard the Space Shuttle that
examines the heart, lungs, blood, muscles, cells, and the immune system as
part of six physiological systems.

Project Mathematics! Similarity
Level: Grades 9-12
(25:00)
Show examples of similar objects from real life. Introduces scaling, the
basis of all measurement and shows its use in geometry, science and
technology.
________________________________________________________________________
April 30  Wed

Project Mathematics! The Theorem of Pythagoras
Level: Grades 9-12
(20:30)
Explains the Pythagorean Theorem and shows real life problems that can be
solved using the Pythagorean Theorem.  Illustrates several different
animated proofs and weaves a historical perspective.

Frogs in Space
Level: Grades 5-12
(11:30)
Describes the frog embryology experiment flown onboard the Space Shuttle
for the purpose of studying the adaptive development of living organisms to
the microgravity environment.

Global Quest II: Teaching With the Internet
Level: Educators
(22:14)

Amazing Space Goes On-Line
Level: Educators
(3:14)
Informs teachers and students about the lesson plans available for them on
the World Wide Web.  These lesson plans, developed by the Space Telescope
Science Institute, teach basic skills based on the science of the Hubble
Space Telescope.