Date: January 11, 2005
To: Elementary School Principals and Teachers,
Especially Those Teaching 4th or 5th Grade
From: Elementary Science Steering Committee (ESSC),
Ben Stark, and R. Timothy Smith
Subject:   Re-broadcast of the "Elementary Science Kits"
Cable Television Programs for LSD Science Units
"4c: Plant Growth and Development" and
"5c: Investigating Weather Systems"

The *"Elementary Science Kits"* television programs produced last year featuring Dr. R. Timothy Smith -- LSD's Elementary Science Teacher Specialist -- will be presented again on Cable Channel 21 in anticipation of the start of our third-quarter science units.   The programs may be of interest both to families and to school staff, especially those who may be new to teaching fourth- or fifth-grade science this year.   At present, two programs have been produced:   one for science unit "4c: Plant Growth and Development" (runs just over 100 minutes) and one for science unit "5c: Investigating Weather Systems" (runs just over 45 minutes).

The programs will be broadcast over the next three weeks as a rerun series cablecast according to the following schedule (start times are close approximates):

 

      Approximate Start Times  
  Day Date 5c Weather 4c Plants  
* Sunday January 16 9:00 AM 9:45 AM *
* Sunday January 16 6:00 PM 6:45 PM *
* Monday January 17 4:00 PM 4:45 PM *
* Friday January 21 8:00 PM 8:45 PM *
* Saturday January 22 2:00 PM 2:45 PM *
* Sunday January 23 11:00 AM 11:45 AM *
* Tuesday January 25 7:00 PM 7:45 PM *
* Tuesday January 27 5:00 PM 5:45 PM *
* Sunday January 30 12 Noon 12:45 PM *
* Saturday February 5 3:00 PM 3:45 PM *

 

For further information about the programs, please contact Tim at   (517) 325-6290   or via e-mail to:   Robert.Smith@lansingschools.net