Grade 6

Earth, Moon, Mars, and Venus   (Poster)
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
PO Box 5443, Bellingham, WA  98227-5443
http://www.nagt.org/
20" x 36" full color poster with photographs from the Earth, Moon, Mars, and Venus emphasizes a geologic timescale with major events for each planet.
Grade 6—3.01, 3.02, 3.03, 3.04

Earthquakes
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/earthq1
20-page booklet explains the nature and causes of earthquakes, describing techniques used to detect, record, measure and forecast seismic events.
Grade 6—4.03
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.  The text covers the origin of planet Earth, plate tectonics, major rock types, weathering and landforms, change through time, and rocks and man.
Grade 6—1.01, 1.02, 1.03, 3.01
$14.95

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 6—1.01
$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 6—1.01
$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
This publication is a listing of 150 educational resources for teachers, including maps, posters, teacher packets, hands-on activities and earth science material.
Grades—6
FREE

The Geology of Radon WEB ONLY
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://sedwww.cr.usgs.gov:8080/radon/georadon.html/
Geologic information about radon, how it forms, the kinds of rocks and soils it comes from, and how it moves through the ground or is carried by water.
Grade 6—1.01   FREE

Geology of the Solar System  (Poster)
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225,
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS.
This is a two-sided poster with colorful geologic shaded-relief maps of the planets and their satellite on one side and geologic information on the reverse.
Grade 6—3.01, 3.02
$4.00

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 6—2.01
$43.45

Geoscience Careers Video
American Geological Institute
Robert Tiffey, 4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302
703-379-7563 or e-mail: jaj@agi.agiweb.org
http://www.earthsciweek.org
40-minute video about earth scientists' focus on exploration, discovery and stewardship of the Earth; 11 earth scientists are interviewed.
Grades 6-8—science in personal and social perspectives strands
$14.95

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 6—4.01, 4.04     --    $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 activities are WEB ONLY).
Grade 6—1.03, 2.02, 2.03
FREE

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 6—1.01, 1.02, 1.03
FREE (5 copies)

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 6—1.03
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 into the environment.  Activities on reverse side.
Grade 6—1.03
FREE

Mapping the Solar System  (Poster)
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
This is a two-sided poster with illustrations of the planets and their satellites on one side and information about geographic features on the reverse.
Grade 6—3.01, 3.02
$4.00

Planetary Maps (Poster)
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
This is a two-sided poster showing the part of a geologic map of the Moon and the variety of maps available for Mars and other planets; it also includes helpful tables and diagrams.
Grade 6—3.01, 3.02
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—6

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 6—1.01, 1.02, 1.03
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 of information about soil types and origins, environmental concerns, food production, geographic distribution; glossary includes full color Soils Sustain Life Poster.
Grade 6—1.01, 1.02, 1.03
$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 North Carolina Piedmont and Coastal Plain and the use of mineral resources in society today.
Grade 6—1.01, 1.03

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 6—1.03

USGS Tracks Acid Rain
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://btdqs.usgs.gov/acidrain/arfs.html
Fact sheet 183-95 explains what acid rain is, how it is formed, and what its effects are and what can be done to help control acid rain.
Grade 6—1.03
FREE

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 the movement of waters between the surface and ground water systems.  Activities on reverse side.
Grade 6—1.03
FREE

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