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Included with DIRTY JOBS BUNDLE SET #3 are the following episodes:
1) ALLIGATOR EGG COLLECTOR (SEASON 2, EPISODE 18)
A 25-question worksheet to accompany this episode where Mike works in Louisiana at an alligator farm. Mike patrols the swamps by helicopter and air-boat in hopes of locating alligator nests and then removing the eggs. Later Mike tests alligator blood for West Nile Virus before releasing several alligators back into the wild.
2) AVIAN VOMITOLOGIST (Season 1, Episode 17)
A 25-question worksheet (with Venn Diagram) that focuses on three jobs. Mike begins working in a marble quarry and cutting massive slabs with a diamond saw. Then Mike works around a barn collecting owl vomit pellets with an avian vomitologist. Finally Mike works at a ranch in Texas helping to guarantee that the cows are pregnant and fertile.
3) BELL MAKER (SEASON 2, EPISODE 3)
A 24-question worksheet (with Venn Diagram) that focuses on two unique careers. First Mike works with the Army Corps of Engineers to perform yearly maintenance on and inside of a hurricane barrier. Next Mike works at a bell foundry making and cleaning bells before he travels to a bell tower for yearly maintenance on a ringer system.
4) BIG ANIMAL VET (SEASON 2, EPISODE 24)
A 26-question worksheet (with Venn Diagram) that focuses on three unique careers. First Mike is in Georgia cleaning the grills and smokers of a popular BBQ restaurant. Then Mike visits several sick llamas and horses with a big animal veterinarian. Finally Mike is in New Jersey working with a crew to dig up a massive underground fuel storage tank.
5) BRIDGE PAINTER (SEASON 2, EPISODE 16)
A 24-question worksheet (with Venn Diagram) that focuses on two jobs. Mike begins in Michigan at the Mackinac Bridge where he paints both inside the bridge and outside before climbing to the top to change some light bulbs. Then Mike works with the crew of NASA's space shuttle crawler as they prep their vehicle to carry a future heavy payload to the launch platform.
6) CHICK SEXER (SEASON 1, EPISODE 7)
A 24-question worksheet (with Venn Diagram) that focuses on three unique jobs. Mike works at a chicken hatchery sexing and sorting one-day old baby chicks. Then he works at a brewery cleaning vats and filters and helping with the brewing process. Finally Mike works with an oyster farmer both collecting oysters and then disbursing old shells back into the bay.
7) EXOTIC ANIMAL KEEPER" (Season 2, Episode 22)
A 23-question worksheet (with Venn Diagram) to accompany this episode where Mike works with garbage and machinery at a San Francisco transfer station known as "The Pit'. The Mike travels to Georgia to work with some zoo keepers who have a collection of friendly and exotic animal species.
8) MICRO ALGAE MAN (SEASON 2, EPISODE 6)
A 23-question worksheet (with Venn Diagram) covering three different careers. In this video Mike Rowe works in California grooming dogs and cats. Then he travels to Hawaii to turn algae red in order to make Astaxanthin. Finally Mike is in Mississippi taking burned pieces of lumber and turning them into useful BBQ charcoal.
9) MONKEY CARETAKER (SEASON 2, EPISODE 31)
A 20-question worksheet to accompany this episode where Mike works in Africa at a vervet monkey sanctuary. Mike and the crew are under siege from these tiny terrors as they learn monkey social behavior and dietary habits. A fun video that shows how researchers are working to care for orphaned and injured monkeys.
10) OSTRICH FARMER (SEASON 2, EPISODE 2)
A 25-question worksheet (with Venn Diagram) that focuses on three jobs: coffee plantation worker, seal rescuer, and ostrich farmer. Mike works in Hawaii picking and roasting coffee beans. Then he is in California to work at a marine rescue for injured elephant seal pups. Finally he travels to a California ranch that handles ostrich.
11) ROAD KILL CLEANER (SEASON 1, EPISODE 3)
A 23-question worksheet (with Venn Diagram) covering three different careers. In this video Mike Rowe works collecting golf balls from water hazards and alligators, removing road kill from Ohio roads, and working to collect semen from horses while helping to impregnate mares. Yeah...dirty stuff.
12) ROCKY REACH DAM (SEASON 4, EPISODE 13)
A 24-question worksheet (with Venn Diagram) that focuses on two jobs connected to Washington's Rocky Reach Dam. Mike begins working inside the dam by replacing important parts of the dam's turbine engines. Then Mike works at the dam's salmon by-pass helping to tag fish.
13) SEWER INSPECTOR (SEASON 1, EPISODE 5)
A 26-question worksheet (with Venn Diagram) that focuses on three jobs: sewer inspector, sewage clean-up crew, and building demolition team. Mike works in San Francisco inspecting sewer lines and dealing with rats and cockroaches. Then he is off to New York to deal with mold and feces in a flooded basement. Finally he is in Iowa helping a team hand-demolish an office building for recyclable materials.
14) SNAKE WRANGLER (SEASON 2, EPISODE 14)
A 23-question worksheet that focuses on Mike Rowe's time working at the Snake Farm in Texas. While there Mike moves pythons and boa constrictors, cleans rattlesnake pits, wrestles alligators, and learns about snapping turtles. This is a fun video that is great for science classes.
15) WILD GOOSE CHASE (SEASON 2, EPISODE 19)
A 25-question worksheet (with Venn Diagram) to accompany this episode where Mike works alongside horses on Michigan's Mackinac Island (cleaning poo and hauling compost). Then Mike travels to Alaska to tag wild geese before collecting cell samples to make sure they don't have avian flu.
Any of these episodes is perfect to stress how science plays a role in all of these careers. A Venn Diagram is also included with each video sheet to help students compare/contrast what they have seen between any two careers.
Questions on the assignment go in order and will help students focus on key career high (and low) points. The worksheet is given as an MS-Word document which will allow easy modifying to fit your class.
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