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The NASA SCIence Files: The Case of the Disappearing Dirt DLESE Reviewed Collection
This show tells the story of how summer fun suffers a setback when the tree house detectives discover that their favorite spot on the beach is shrinking. The detectives dig in and learn more about weathering, erosion, the rock cycle, and much more. This show is part of the NASA SCI Files series of instructional programs consisting of broadcast, print, and online elements. Emphasizing research and standards-based instruction, problem-based learning, and scientific inquiry, the series seeks to motivate students to become critical thinkers and active problem solvers. Each program supports national math, science, and technology standards and has three components: (1) a 60-minute television broadcast; (2) a companion educator guide; (3) an interactive Web site.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Curriculum
    • Module / Unit
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Video
  • Text:
    • Glossary
  • Portal:
    • Educational
    • Government
  • Services:
    • Ask an expert
  • Physical object
  • Agricultural science
  • Atmospheric science
  • Ecology
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Geophysics
    • Paleontology
    • Structural geology
  • Hydrology
  • Natural hazards
  • Soil science
  • Other
Technical requirements:
RealPlayer plug-in
Internet Explorer (IE) browser
QuickTime plug-in
Flash player
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
Cost information is not known
This product is free and clear for general use.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd586
Related resources:
This resource contains 'Teacher Guide'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Shannon Sue