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Scientific American Frontiers School Program

The award-winning FRONTIERS School Program offers educators of students in grades 5 to 12 free teaching guides for each of the five shows and free off-air taping rights in perpetuity for educational use of the series. Teachers can easily create their own science viewing library by videotaping the specials and saving them, along with the supporting materials, for both immediate and future use. The 12-page magazine-style teaching guides include suggested hands-on activities for each story in the hour-long show, with specific science and cross-curricular links highlighted. The guides also include background information, teaching tips, online resources and reproducible quiz, ideal for use as an in-class or home activity.

FRONTIERS is accessible on the World Wide Web through PBS Online http://www.pbs.org/saf/. Visitors can ask questions of the scientists featured on the show, correspond with host Alan Alda, participate in contests and opinion polls, link to related sites, check out guides and resources from current and past episodes, plus much more. And, the new and improved searchable local PBS listings now provide even more thorough information and are easier to navigate than ever before!

All interested educators are encouraged to sign up now to receive the free teaching guides for the upcoming season by calling 800-315-5010 or e-mailing saf@pbs.org. Teachers should include their name, school name, postal address, e-mail address and phone number, as well as their title and the subject(s), grade level(s) and number of students taught.

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN FRONTIERS is fully funded by GTE Corporation. It is closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and is narrated by Descriptive Video Service (DVS) for visually impaired audiences. The series is produced by The Chedd-Angier Production Company in association with Scientific American magazine, and presented to PBS by Connecticut Public Television. Executive producers are Graham Chedd and John Angier. Classroom materials are produced by Media Management Services, Inc. The FRONTIERS School Program is endorsed by the National Science Teachers Association and the National Education Association.

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