Grade 5


Earth Science Week Web Site
http://www.earthsciweek.org/
Celebrated each year during the second week of October to share knowledge about and stewardship for the Earth.

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 and well-illustrated.  The guide covers the origin of planet Earth, plate tectonics, major rock types, weathering and landforms, change through time, and rocks and man.
Grade 5—3.01, 3.02, 3.03, 4.01
$14.95

Floods and Flood Plains
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://water.usgs.gov/public/pubs/FS/OFR93-641/index.html
Open File Report 93-641 describes flood plains, factors that influence when or where floods occur, and how flood damage can be reduced.
Grade 5—3.01, 3.02, 4.01
FREE

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 5—3.01, 3.02, 3.03
$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 5—3.01, 3.02, 3.03
$7.50

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 5—3.01, 3.03
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 teacher packets, hands-on activities and earth science material.
Grades—5   Social Studies: Grades 5
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 5—3.01, 3.02, 3.03
$12.95

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 and change, greenhouse effect, carbon cycle, earthquakes, and the water cycle.  Macintosh, system 7.0, or Windows, 3.1 & 95 compatible.
Grade 5—1.04,1.05, 2.02, 4.01
$43.45

GET-IT CD-ROM
The Learning Team
84 Business Park Drive, Armonk, NY  10504
914-273-1827
http://www.learningTeam.org/
Students analyze and evaluate data, conduct experiments, and interpret their results.  Uses real data about hurricanes, volcanoes, rock mechanics, geology, seismology, and plate tectonics.
Grade 5—4.04, 4.05
 $99.00

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 5—1.01, 2.02, 4.03, 4.04
FREE

Ground Water: The Hidden Resource  (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 displays the movement of water in the ground water system.  Activities on reverse side.
Grade 5—4.01
FREE

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 5—3.01, 3.02, 3.03
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 5—3.01, 3.02, 3.03
FREE

Hazardous Waste: Cleanup and Prevention Poster
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
Poster depicts various hazardous waste sites, cleanup methods and how hazardous waste moves when released in the environment.  Activities on reverse side.
Grade 5—4.01
FREE

How Do We Treat Our Wastewater?  (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 process by which wastewater is treated.  Activities on reverse side.
Grade 5—4.01
FREE

Landforms of the Conterminous U. S.
North Carolina Geological Survey, Division of Land 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 5—4.1
$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 5—4.1
$0.35

Landforms of the United States
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/docs/geologic/usa/usa.html
19-page brochure describes the processes that form landscapes and describes the major physiographic provinces of the US.
Grade 5—3.02, 3.03
FREE

Oceans - Coastal Hazards: Hurricanes, Tsunamis, Coastal Erosion (Poster)
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
Poster describes several processes or events that can change the shape of the coast and affect nearby environments, including hurricanes, tsunamis, and coastal erosion.  Activities on reverse side.
Grade 5—3.01, 4.01, 4.05
FREE

Project Earth Science Web Site
http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us/proj_earth/proj_earth.html
This site provides 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 the state and information about the geology, topography and mineral resources.
Grades—5
Social Studies: Grades 5

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 5—3.01, 4.01

Teaching Earth Science, CD-ROM
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://www.usgs.gov/education/animations/
Animated teaching tools about geologic processes, earthquakes, faulting,  map projections & globes; Mac system 7.0 compatible.
Grade 5—3.01
$15.00

Transformations: Science, Technology & Society Videos
Karol Media
P.O. Box 7600, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18773-7600
800-884-0555
http://www.karolmedia.com/resources/products/scipages/tm2001.htm
Set of 8 videos and teacher's guides about geology and mapping, resources and the environment, electronics and computers, mining, recycling, technology and values.
Grade 5—2.02, 2.03
$125.00

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 5—1.01, 1.04, 4.01

Water Quality...Potential Sources of Pollution  (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 displays activities associated with point and nonpoint sources of water pollution; also depicts the movement of waters between the surface and ground water systems.  Activities on reverse side.
Grade 5—4.01
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 5—4.01
FREE

Water Resources Professional's Outreach Notebook: Ground Water
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://water.usgs.gov/public/outreach/wrei.html
Open File Report 94-73 provides background material, five lesson plans and follow-up activities that deal with ground water.
Grade 5—4.01
FREE

Water Science for Schools Web Site
http://wwwga.usgs.gov/edu/
This site provides information about many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps and an interactive center for students.
Grade 5—3.01, 3.02, 4.01, 4.05

Watersheds: Where We Live  (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 three watersheds, identifying features and management options.  Activities on reverse side. Grade 5—4.01
FREE

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 5—4.01
FREE

What Do Maps Show?  (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/teacher/what-do-maps-show/index.html
Teacher packet about location, place, relationships, movement, and regions, teaches students basic geographic and cartographic skills.
Social Studies:
Grade 5—3.1, 3.2, 4.1
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 5—3.01, 3.02, 3.03, 4.01
$5.00
 

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