Grade 2


7.5-minute Topographic Quadrangle Map
North Carolina Geological Survey
Division of Land Resources
N.C.  Dept. of Environmental 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
The map (1:24,000 scale) portrays 60 square miles and depicts the shape and elevation of the terrain of your school and your neighborhood's natural and cultural features.  Specify the address, city or town and zip code of school.
Social Studies:
Grade 28.1, 8.2
$4.00

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 23.01
$19.00

Digging into Dinosaurs (Ranger Rick's Naturescope Guides)
National Wildlife Federation
8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA  22184
703-790-4000
http://nwf.org/
Dinosaurs help make discoveries about geology, predators and prey, adaptations, natural extinction, the time scale, and many other concepts.
Grade 21.03, 1.04
$12.95

Dinosaur (Eyewitness Books)
Dorling Kindersley Publishing
95 Madison Ave., New York, NY  10016
212-213-4800
http://www.dk.com/
The dinosaur is presented through discussion of fossilization, and skeleton reconstruction; a comprehensive time scale is included.
Grade 21.03, 1.04
$19.00

Dinosaurs: Facts and Fiction
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dinosaurs/
Some frequently asked questions about dinosaurs, with current ideas and evidence to correct some popular misconceptions.
Grade 21.04
FREE

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 & student activity sheets.
Grade 21.04
FREE

Fossil (Eyewitness Books)
Dorling Kindersley Publishing
95 Madison Ave., New York, NY  10016
212-213-4800
http://www.dk.com/
This book tells you all about different types of fossils, from bacteria and algae to birds and mammals.  The chapters discuss fossilization, moving continents, and fossils of the future.
Grade 21.03, 1.04
$19.00

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.
Social Studies:
Grade 28.2
$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 content material.
Social Studies: Grades 2
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 23.01, 3.02
$12.95

Guide to Geologic Points of Interest along I-26
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
Brochure provides a driver's perspective of I-26 from the South Carolina border to Asheville.
Social Studies: Grade 28.1, 8.2, 9.1
FREE

Guide to Geologic Points of Interest along I-40
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
Brochure provides a driver's perspective of I-40 from the North Carolina Piedmont to Asheville.
Social Studies:
Grade 28.1, 8.2, 9.1
FREE

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
31-page booklet of simple concepts in geography.  It includes several games, maps, and suggested activities for grades K-5.
Social Studies:
Grade 28.1, 8.2, 8.3, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5
FREE

Landforms of the Conterminous U. S.
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 35" x 55" digital shaded relief portrayal  (scale 1:3,500,000) of the nation; 16-page booklet of technical information accompanies the map.
Social Studies:
Grade 28.2
$4.00

Landforms of the Conterminous U. S. (Postcard)
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 5" x 7" postcard portrays a digital shaded relief map of the United States.
Social Studies:
Grade 28.2
$0.35

Map Adventures (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/MA/
Teaches how to understand and use maps.  It includes a poster, 7 lesson plans, 2 activity sheets, 16 black-and-white illustrations, and a teacher's information sheet.
Social Studies:
Grade 28.1, 8.2, 8.3, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5
FREE

North Carolina Topographic Map Index
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
Depicts all 954 topographic 7.5-minute quadrangle maps covering the land surface of North Carolina; cross referenced to a grid.
Social Studies:
Grade 28.1, 8.2
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 page also includes an overview of the rock types of the state and information about the geology, topography and mineral resources.
Social Studies:
Grade 2

Rocks and Minerals (Eyewitness Books)
Dorling Kindersley Publishing
95 Madison Ave., New York, NY  10016
212-213-4800
http://www.dk.com/
This book discusses Creation, geologic importance, erosion, mining, and the uses of minerals, metals, crystals, fossils, and gemstones.
Grade 23.01
$19.00

Water Science for Schools Web Site
http://wwwga.usgs.gov/edu/
Information about many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps and an interactive center for students.
Grade 23.01

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
4-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 2 3.01, 3.02, 3.03, 3.04   --  $5.00
 

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