Grade 1


Collecting Rocks
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/collect1/collectgip.html
11-page folded brochure on where to find rocks, types of rocks, collecting equipment, handling a collection, and helpful geological hints.
Grade 1—2.02
FREE

Common Ground: Modern Mining and You  (Loan)
Modern Talking Picture Service
5000 Park St, N., St. Petersburg, FL 33709
800-243-6877
This 26-minute VHS video examines the role of mining in our society and discusses how important it is to our quality of life.  Loaned free; request No. 26028
Grade 1—2.02

Common Ground: Modern Mining and You
Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME)
P.O. Box 625002, Littleton, CO 80162-5002
800-763-3132
This 26-minute VHS video examines the role of mining in our society and discusses how important it is to our quality of life.
Grade 1—2.02
$10.00

Crystal and Gem (Eyewitness Books)
Dorling Kindersley Publishing
95 Madison Ave., New York, NY  10016
212-213-4800
http://www.dk.com/
Describes how crystals, semiprecious stones, and precious metals form in nature, how crystals are grown artificially, and how crystals are used in industry.
Grade 1—2.01, 2.02  --  $19.00

Exploring Caves  (Teacher Packet)
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693 or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://www.usgs.gov/education/learnweb/caves/
Teacher packet covers geology, animal adaptation, cartography and hydrology.  Packet contains poster, booklet, lessons and student activity sheets.
Grade 1—1.02, 1.03
FREE

The Field Guide To Geology, Updated Version
Facts on File, Inc.
11 Penn Plaza, New York, NY  10001
800-322-8755
http://www.factsonfile.com
Comprehensive, well-illustrated text covers the origin of planet Earth, plate tectonics, major rock types, weathering, landforms, change through time, and rocks and man.
Grade 1— 2.01, 2.02, 2.03
$14.95

A Geologic Guide to North Carolina's State Parks
North Carolina Geological Survey
Division of Land Resources
N.C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources
1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC  27699-1612
919-715-9718 or e-mail: Paula.Maynor@ncmail.net
http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us
Bulletin 91 provides short summaries of the geologic features of North Carolina's state parks; inset maps and color photographs.
Grade 1—2.02
$7.50

Geologic Note 6--Earth Science Resources for Teachers
North Carolina Geological Survey
Division of Land Resources
N.C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources
1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC  27699-1612
919-715-9718 or e-mail: Paula.Maynor@ncmail.net
http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us
A listing of 150 educational resources for teachers, including maps, posters, teacher packets, hands-on activities and earth science material.
Grades—1
Social Studies: Grades 1
FREE

Geology: The Active Earth (Ranger Rick's Naturescope Guides)
National Wildlife Federation
8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA  22184
703-790-4000
http://nwf.org/
Activities teach the structure of the earth, earthquakes and volcanoes, rocks and minerals, fossils, and the forces that shape the landscape.
Grade 1—2.01, 2.02
$12.95

Grain-size Scale (Used by Soil Scientists)
American Geological Institute
4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302
703-379-7563 or e-mail: jaj@agi.agiweb.org
http://www.earthsciweek.org
Laminated, easy-to-use graphic scale shows how particles are divided into sand, silt and clay sizes.
Grade 1—2.03
FREE (5 copies)

Helping Your Child Learn Geography
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Geography/index.html
This is a 31-page booklet of simple concepts in geography.  It includes several games, maps, and suggested activities for grades K-5.
Social Studies:
Grade 1—8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5
FREE

Project Earth Science Web Site
http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us/proj_earth/proj_earth.html
This site contains a variety of resources for educators, including a listing of workshops, an electronic newsletter and educational resources.  The site also includes an overview of the rock types of North Carolina and information about the geology, topography and mineral resources.
Grade—1

Reed Gold Mine
9621 Reed Mine Road, Stanfield, NC 28163
704-721-GOLD (4653)
http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/reed/reed.htm
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the 1st authenticated gold find in the United States with special events, visitor center, trail, mine shaft tours, gold panning (fee).
Grade 1—2.02

Rocks! & Minerals CD-ROM
ScienceWorks, Inc.
808 Retford Circle, Winston-Salem, NC
800-478-8476
http://www.scienceclass.com
Graphics highlight the properties of 53 mineral and 27 rock specimens by using 6 tests to identify minerals by testing their properties through computer simulations.
Grade 1—2.02
$39.95

Rocks and Minerals (Eyewitness Books)
Dorling Kindersley Publishing
95 Madison Ave., New York, NY  10016
212-213-4800
http://www.dk.com/
This book features a discussion of Creation, geology importance, erosion, mining, and the uses of minerals, metals, crystals, fossils, and gemstones.
Grade 1—2.01, 2.02
$19.00

Soils Sustain  Life  (Poster)
American Geological Institute
4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA  22302
703-379-7563 or e-mail: jaj@agi.agiweb.org
http://www.earthsciweek.org
18" x 24" colorful poster provides information about the connection between planet Earth and life; features hands-on activities on reverse.  Companion to Sustaining Our Soils & Society booklet.
Grade 1—2.03
FREE (5 copies)

Sustaining Our Soils & Society
American Geological Institute
4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302
703-379-7563 or e-mail: jaj@agi.agiweb.org
http://www.earthsciweek.org
64-page booklet about soil types and origins, environmental concerns, food production, geographic distribution; glossary includes full color Soils Sustain Life Poster.
Grade 1—2.03
$8.95

Talking Rocks Trail
Clemmons Educational Forest
2411 Old US 70 West, Clayton, N.C., 27520
919-553-5651
Seven stations stretched over a quarter-mile trail focus on the geology of the Piedmont and Coastal Plain and the use of mineral resources in society today.
Grade 1—2.02, 2.03

Teacher Packets 1, 2, 3
Mineral Information Institute Inc.
501 Violet St., Golden, CO 80401
303-277-9190
http://www.mii.org/
Teacher resource and poster packets with hands-on activities, posters, and fact sheets; much of the material is available as a download.
Grade 1—2.01, 2.02
FREE

Water: The Resource That Gets Used and Used and Used for Everything!  (Poster)
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://water.usgs.gov/public/outreach/OutReach.html
Poster depicts the flow of water from the mountains through a reservoir, past urban and rural areas and industrial settings. Activities on reverse side.
Grade 1—1.01, 1.02
FREE

Water Science for Schools Web Site
http://wwwga.usgs.gov/edu/
This contains information about many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps and an interactive center for students.
Grade 1—1.01, 1.02

Wetlands: Water Wildlife Plants and People!   (Poster)
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://water.usgs.gov/public/outreach/OutReach.html
Poster shows the types of wetlands, how they are beneficial and their diverse plant and animal life; activities are on reverse side.
Grade 1—1.01, 1.02
FREE

What's Under Your Feet?  --  (Activity Booklet)
Denver Earth Science Project
Office of Continuing Education,
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO  80401
800-446-9488, ext. 3621
http://www.mines.edu:8080/Outreach/Cont_Ed/desp.shtml
A 42-page booklet of hands-on activities, ideas, and games that covers measuring, geology, the world, working with maps, creating views of the world, graphing, and landforms.
Grade 1—2.01, 2.02, 2.03
$5.00
 

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