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Wonderwise: Women In Science

Ideal for grades 4 - 6
Duration: nine 15-minute programs on DVD plus CD-ROM with additional resources
Closed-Captioned
(c) 2002-2004 University of Nebraska State Museum

Wonderwise combines the investigations and personal insights of a variety of scientists with hands-on science activities. But the learning doesn’t stop with science.

Each unit offers applications for subjects across the curriculum and provides sources for more activities and further investigation. Children can shadow working scientists and learn how they became interested in their fields of study.

Each learning kit includes a program that profiles a prominent woman researcher, featuring her work in the field and laboratory. Designed to provide engaging role models for your students, each program presents the unique style and character of the scientist and can encourage your students to pursue science and math careers.

With Wonderwise, children follow scientists who:
• Observe sea otters in the wild
• Capture frogs and snakes in the rain forest
• Collect and examine fish for parasites
• Gather and investigate plant pollen
• Examine satellite photos and dinosaur era rocks
• Investigate medicinal and poisonous plants
• Monitor the health of wild animals
• Explore human genetic diseases

Get acquainted with a real scientist, then follow on a trail of scientific discovery—through dripping rain forests, on rolling oceans, across great plains, into rocky craters, and along the edge of muddy ponds.

Each Wonderwise: Women in Science kit includes a DVD or VHS, CD-ROM and Activity guide. The CD-ROM sound track and text are available in both English and Spanish.

Visit the Wonderwise website for detailed episode descriptions, activity guides for each episode and to see the resources provided on the CD-ROM.
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"This series contains some of the most innovative, effective activities for involving students in ‘real’ science that I have ever seen.”
-- Rosemary Thornton, Fredstrom Elementary School Teacher.

Rights granted with purchase include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance, c) campus or building closed circuit and digital/video-on-demand transmission.

Each site purchasing a Wonderwise kit may make additional copies of the CD-ROM without charge for use at the site or to be given to students. Organizations requiring multiple rights should contact slenzen@shopdei.com for pricing.

Click on individual episode details below to learn more and view the Teacher's Guide.

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Sea Otter Biologist
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Sea Otter Biologist
Visit sea otters in Alaska and study how they survived the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Pollen Detective
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Pollen Detective
Learn how to count pollen grains in the air we breathe.
Rainforest Ecologist
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Rainforest Ecologist
Explore the fascinating sights and sounds of the Amazon.
Parasite Sleuth
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Parasite Sleuth
Visit fish markets in search of worms and other parasites.
African Plant Explorer
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African Plant Explorer
Travel to Africa to study local plants that serve as food and medicine.
Urban Ecologist
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Urban Ecologist
Wade through the mud to explore the diverse life in a pond ecosystem.
Space Geologist
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Space Geologist
Search for a crater caused by an asteroid that hit Earth 65 million years ago.
Vet Detective
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Vet Detective
Visit Native American reservations to check on the health of bison and elk.
Genetic Counselor
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Genetic Counselor
Genetic counselors investigate diseases that children inherit.
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