www.whyville.net Dec 19, 2007 Weekly Issue

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Here are this week's home viewing suggestions selected from online advanced program listings and aligned with state and national K-12 academic standards available online.

Wednesday, Dec. 19
8-9 p.m. E/P


Subjects: Science

Elementary, Middle and High School

"Wired Science"

This science news program rummages through a "space junkyard"; visits neuroscientists that are helping blind patients see with their tongues and also shows how to make hot ice and turn cotton balls into smokeless gunpowder. Reporter Ziya Tong scopes out the newest inventions being created by the everyday genius and reporter Chris Hardwick shows viewers groundbreaking research in genomics.

Log on http://www.pbs.org/kcet/wiredscience

Wednesday, Dec. 12
8-9 p.m. E/P ? check local listings

Discovery Channel

Subjects: Science and Arts

Middle and High School

"Rise of the Videogame Level Five"

Can a computer game make you cry? Games gain an emotional dimension, interpersonal connection, and Hollywood worthy story lines as they evolve and move onto the Web. What do these virtual world games tell us about the way we live in the 21st century? Rated TV-14-V (computer generated depictions of violence)

Thursday, Dec. 20
7-8 p.m. E/P

Animal Planet Channel

Subjects: Science

Elementary, Middle and High School

"Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom - Cheetahs: Fast and Furious"

In the harsh world of the African savannah, you're either quick or you're dead. For two cheetahs shown in this documentary raising their cubs in the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, there are no second chances and no mercy granted for mistakes. TV-G

Friday, Dec. 21
8-8:30 p.m. E/P

Travel Channel

Subjects: Arts

Elementary, Middle and High School

"Art Attack with Lee Sandstead"

In this initial episode of a documentary series about art hosted by Lee Sanstead, he travels to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, where he narrows down their collection of over two million pieces to his top five picks, and also shares a top secret spot in the museum that even Met devotees may not know about. TV-G

Saturday, Dec. 22
3-4:30 p.m. E/P


Subjects: American History

High School

"Hard As Nails"

When Justin Fatica steps to the altar, he becomes a whirlwind of energy, using a mix of professional wrestling, hip hop and Scripture to bring Jesus to his audience. An unordained Catholic minister and the founder of the Hard as Nails youth ministry, Fatica employs an intense, over-the-top approach that has connected with thousands of troubled teenagers, but also inspires resistance within his own Catholic Church. This documentary paints an intimate portrait of this driven, charismatic man. Rated TV-MA-AL (adult language)

Log on http://www.hbo.com/docs/programs/hardasnails/index.html


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