Grade 4

7.5-minute Topographic Quadrangle Map
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
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 4—3.1, 3.2
$4.00

Activity 1: Using the Geologic Map
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
Companion exercise to the Generalized Geologic Map; teaches about physiography, geologic belts, and important economic deposits of rocks and minerals.
Grade 4—2.03
Social Studies:
Grade 4—3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.2, 5.3
FREE

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 hints.
Grade 4—2.02, 2.04  --  FREE

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 4—2.02, 2.04
$10.00

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 4—2.02, 2.04

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 4—2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 4.05
$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 4—1.01, 1.02, 1.03
$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, skeleton reconstruction; a comprehensive time scale is included.
Grade 4—1.01, 1.02, 1.03 / $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 4—1.02
FREE

Eruptions of Hawaiian Volcanoes: Past, Present, and Future
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/hawaii/
46-page color booklet focuses on the history of the Hawaiian Islands, illustrates volcanic processes with photographs and diagrams, and explains their origins.
Grade 4—2.02
$4.00

Eruptions of Mount St. Helens
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/msh/
56-page color booklet traces the eruptive history of this famous stratovolcano and speculates about future hazards to man.
Grade 4—2.02
$3.75

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 4—1.01, 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 and landforms, change through time, and rocks and man.
Grade 4—2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 4.05
$14.95

Fossil (Eyewitness Books)
Dorling Kindersley Publishing
95 Madison Ave., New York, NY  10016
212-213-4800
http://www.dk.com/
This book tells you about fossilization, moving continents, and fossils of the future.   It also discusses different types of fossils, from bacteria and algae to birds and mammals.
Grade 4—1.01, 1.02, 1.03
$19.00

Gem Mines in North Carolina
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 lists commercial gem mines, lists mineral museums and provides contacts for the state's 20 mineral clubs.
Grade 4—2.03
FREE

Gemstones  (WEB ONLY)
http://minerals.er.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/gemstones/sp14-95/index.html
Displays photos and detailed descriptions of popular gemstones, and major occurrences by state.
Grade 4—2.01
FREE

Generalized Geologic Map of North Carolina
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
An 11" x 17" generalized color geologic map (scale 1"=33 mi.); reverse side provides a summary of the state’s geologic history, key minerals produced, and an annotated geologic time scale.
Grade 4—2.03
Social Studies:
Grade 4—3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.2, 5.3
$0.25

Generalized Geologic Map (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
This 5" x 7" postcard shows the geologic map units of North Carolina.
Grade 4—2.03
Social Studies:
Grade 4—3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.2, 5.3
$0.35

A Geologic Adventure along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina
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 98 contains a road log and description of the geology along the Blue Ridge parkway and its origin, plus a glossary, color maps, photographs and diagrams.
Grade 4—2.03
Social Studies:
Grade 4—3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1
$6.00

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.
Grade 4—2.02, 2.03
Social Studies:
Grade 4—3.2
$7.50

Geologic Note 3--Materials from the Earth, Asheville-Buncombe County
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
This publication provides information about the geologic resources of the mountain area of North Carolina.
Grade 4—2.03  --  FREE

Geologic Note 4--A Listing of North Carolina Minerals
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
Listing of all of the known and recognized North Carolina minerals.
Grade 4—2.01
FREE

Geologic Note 5--Geology of Yancey County
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 geologic map and background information about the geology of Yancey County in North Carolina.  (Specific to Yancey County).
Grade 4—2.02, 2.03
FREE

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—4
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 4—2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 4.05
$12.95

Geology and Down to Earth Facts
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 summarizes the production of industrial minerals in North Carolina and their uses.
Grade 4—2.03
FREE

Geomedia, CD-ROM
InterNetwork Media, Inc.,
411 Seventh St. Delmar CA, 92014-3013
888-755-3041
http://www.usgs.gov/tech-transfer/factsheets/geomedia.html
CD-ROM with six lessons, maps; time & change, greenhouse effect, carbon cycle, earthquakes, and the water cycle.  Macintosh, system 7.0, or Windows, 3.1 & 95 compatible.
Grade 4—1.03
$43.45

Global Change  (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/GC.html
Teacher packet covers time and cycles, change and cycles, earth as home, fossils and geologic age; includes color poster and maps, teacher guide, and five activities. (two are WEB ONLY).
Grade 4—1.03
FREE

Gold in North Carolina
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
Information Circular 29 describes history of gold exploration, includes locations by county of historical mines in North Carolina.
Grade 4—2.01
$7.50

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
Grade 4—2.03
Social Studies:
Grade 4—3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1
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.
Grade 4—2.02, 2.03
Social Studies:
Grade 4—3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
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 4—3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
$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 US.
Social Studies:
Grade 4—3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
$0.35

Natural Gemstones
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/gemstones/
15-page booklet describes mineral and organic gemstones, the values of natural and synthetic gemstones, chemical formulas and references.
Grade 4—2.01,
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 4—3.1, 3.2
FREE

Out of the Rock
National Energy Foundation
Wiley Post Way, Suite 170, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
801-539-1406 5225
http://www.xmission.com/~nef/13.html
Over 90 ready-to-use, hands-on learning activities on topics such as rocks, minerals, mining, geology, the environment, and economics.
Grade 4—2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 4.05
$25.00

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.
Grades—4  Social Studies: Grades 1, 2, 3, 5

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 --special events, visitor center, trail, mine shaft tours, gold panning (fee).
Grade 4—2.01, 2.02, 2.03

Rocks! & Minerals CD-ROM
ScienceWorks, Inc.
808 Retford Circle, Winston-Salem, NC
800-478-8476
http://www.scienceclass.com
Graphic interface highlights the properties of 53 mineral and 27 rock specimens using 6 tests to identify minerals by testing their properties through computer simulations.
Grade 4—2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 2.04
$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 discusses Creation, geological importance, erosion, mining, and the uses of minerals, metals, crystals, fossils, and gemstones.
Grade 4—2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 4.05
$19.00

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 North Carolina Piedmont and Coastal Plain and the use of mineral resources in society today.
Grade 4—1.03, 2.01, 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 4—2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 4.05
FREE

USGS National Wetlands Research Center Web Site
http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/fringe/ff_index.html
Features "The Fragile Fringe: A Guide for Teaching About Coastal Wetlands."  Material on wetlands, several activities and resource lists.
Grade 4—1.03

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 4—1.03
FREE

Water Science for Schools Web Site
http://wwwga.usgs.gov/edu/
The site provides information about many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps and an interactive center for students.
Grade 4—1.03

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 lives.  Activities on reverse side.
Grade 4—1.03
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
42-page booklet of hands-on activities, ideas, and games covers measuring, geology, the world, working with maps, creating views of the world, graphing, and landforms.
Grade 4—2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 2.04, 4.05
$5.00
 

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