May 11 | Grades 4–8

Monday on Arizona PBS

6:30 a.m. Nova: Building Great Cathedrals 

Physics of Stone Arches – Background Reading
Building Big / Civil Engineer Interview: Susan Knack – Article

Vaulted ceiling inside a cathedral
Vaulted ceiling inside a cathedral. | Still from “NOVA | Building the Great Cathedrals”
7:30 a.m. History Detectives: Lauste Film Clip, Baker’s Gold, Transatlantic

The Gold Rush – Video and Support Materials
Baker’s Gold – Lesson Plan

8:30 a.m. Ancient Skies: Gods and Monsters

The Beginnings of the Telescope – Essay and Support Materials
Introduction to Astronomy / Crash Course Astronomy – Video

9:30 a.m. Secrets of the Dead: Building Notre Dame

Why Notre Dame’s Gargoyles Are More Than Art – Video
Notre Dame Fire and the Cathedral’s Significance / PBS NewsHour – Video and Support Materials
Triangles and Arches in Architecture – Interactive

Stone gargoyle
Notre Dame’s gargoyles look cool, but did you know they’re essential to keep the building safe? Watch to find out why. | Still from “Why Notre Dame’s Gargoyles Are More Than Art”
10:30 a.m. NOVA: Building Great Cathedrals

Reims Cathedral – Video 
The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers / Emily Whiting – Video 
Building Big: Building Challenge – Activity
NOVA: Sacred Architecture – Article

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