3-2-1 Classroom Contact

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Welcome to the 3-2-1 Classroom Contact guide at TV Tome. One year before it was removed from PBS, 3-2-1 Contact had some of its most enduring sequences re-edited for classroom use. The result was 3-2-1 Classroom Contact, a little-known production of the Children's Television Workshop (as it was then called). Dominating the new series of 30 shows was Stephanie Yu, the only cast holdover from the original 3-2-1 Contact. She handled most of the links, introduced a great many bits from the old show, and generally acted as "sole survivor" of the legendary science series from the 1980s. All original airdates listed are based on airings as seen on WVIZ in Cleveland.

Episode Description

1

Getting to the South Pole: Antarctica

2

They're Habit Forming: Crystals

3

Earth is Change: Erosion

4

Remains to be Seen: Fossils

5

3-D Sea: Ocean Environments

6

Too Hot to Handle: Volcanoes

7

Go with the Flow: The Water Cycle

8

Eye of the Beholder: Animal Vision

Stephanie Yu shows to Z Wright a series of unusual cameras that simulate the way animals see.

9

Living on the Edge: Antarctic Animals

10

Life Down Under: Australian Mammals

11

The Shocking Truth: Bioelectricity

12

The Order of Things: Classification

Both Stephanie Yu and Z Wright challenge each other with classification quizzes. Features the ""feather detective"" sequence from 3-2-1 Contact Episode 144.

13

The Inside Story: Digestion

Stephanie demonstrates the digestive process by dissolving three food items in various solutions. Features the ""lost"" sequence from 3-2-1 Contact Episode 164, in which a group of kids examine a pig's digestive system.

14

Winging It: Flying Animals

Stephanie shows how different wings suit different animals. Features the ""Different Wings for Different Things"" and ""Raptor Rehab"" sequences from 3-2-1 Contact Episode 76.

15

Eat and be Eaten: Food Chains

16

How Do They Know That? Innate & Learned Behavior

Stephanie sees a mouse learn its way through a maze. It proves that there is a lot more behavioral traits an animal must learn than one would think. Features the orangutan rehabilitation sequence from 3-2-1 Contact episode called Tropics: Endangered Animals.

17

Living in Groups: Social Behavior

Starting an ant farm isn't as easy as Stephanie thinks. Includes the bee sequence from 3-2-1 Contact Episode 22.

18

Learning New Tricks: Training Animals

Stephanie shows that there is more to animal behavior. Humans can teach animals to do many things. Features the monkey-training sequence from 3-2-1 Contact Episode 83.

19

Air is There: Air is Matter

20

Getting a Grip: Friction

21

More Power to You: Generating Electricity

22

Measuring G's: Gravity and Weightlessness

23

Living Color: Light and Color

24

Play Ball!: Motion and Forces

25

Facts of Light: Refraction

26

Bubble-ology: Surface Tension

27

How Do You Know: Collect the Data

28

How Do You Know? Dig It Up!

29

How Do You Know? Experiment!

30

How Do You Know? Make a Model