Grade 8


7.5-minute Topographic Quadrangle Map
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
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 8—1.1, 1.2
$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 8—3.01
Social Studies:
Grade 8—1.1, 1.2, 1.3
FREE

Career Profiles: What Do Earth Scientists Do?
Dr. Jeanette Leete
Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG)
4779 126th St. N, White Bear Lake, MN  55110-5910
612 426-3316
This booklet profiles 20 geoscientists in industry, government, and academia, to give glimpses of the lives of women geoscientists.
Grades 6-8—science in personal and social perspectives strands  --  FREE

The Citizens' Guide to Geologic Hazards
American Institute of Professional Geologists
7828 Vance Dr., Suite 103, Arvada, CO  80003
303-431-0831
Hazards discussed include reactive minerals (swelling, acid drainage), asbestos, radon, earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides and avalanches, subsidence, floods, and coastal hazards.
Grade 8—3.02, 3.03, 3.05
$19.95

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 8—3.01
FREE

Drought
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
Open File Report 93-642 provides information on droughts, where they usually occur, and what can be done to solve water supply problems.
Grade 8—1.01, 1.04
FREE

Earthquake Effects: A Computer Animation and Paper Model
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://www.giseis.alaska.edu/Input/lahr/taurho/eqeffects/introduction.html
A cutout paper model and computer animations about how earthquakes occur and the resulting damage.
Grade 8—3.04
FREE

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 8—3.02, 3.03, 3.04, 4.06
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 8—3.02, 3.03, 3.04
$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 8—3.02, 3.03, 3.04
$3.75

Exploring Maps  (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/Maps.html
Teacher packet designed to teach basic map-making and map-reading skills.  Integrates geography, history, math, art, English, and the sciences.
Social Studies:
Grade 8—2.4  --  FREE

Faults, A Model of Three Faults
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://www.usgs.gov/education/learnweb/ESLesson1.html
Students will observe fault movements (tension, compression or shearing) on a model of the earth's surface.  Grade 8—3.04
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 8—3.01, 3.02, 3.03, 3.04
$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 8—1.01, 1.04, 1.05, 3.04
FREE

Fossil Collecting 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 89 provides 34 locations to collect fossils, maps of locations, plates of common fossils and an explanatory text.
Grade 8—3.01, 3.02, 3.03    $6.50

Fossil Dirt
PCS Phosphate Corporation
PO Box 48, Aurora, NC 27806
Contact Mike Gwynn at 252-322-8244
If your school has access to a pickup/dump truck, PCS will give you fossil material containing shark teeth, whale bones, shells, etc.  Principal should write to request tickets (good for 2 months).
Grade 8—3.01, 3.02

Fossils, Rocks, and Time
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/fossils/
24-page booklet explains how fossils are used in establishing relative time in geology.  Companion to "Fossils Through Time" poster.
Grade 8—3.01, 3.02
FREE

Fossils Through Time  (Poster)
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
A poster depicting the diversity and evolution of life during the last 600 million years.  Companion to Fossils, Rocks, and Time booklet.
Grade 8—3.01, 3.02
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 a geologic time scale.
Grade 8—3.01
Social Studies:
Grade 8—1.1, 1.2, 1.3
$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 8—3.01
Social Studies:
Grade 8—1.1, 1.2, 1.3
$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 8—3.01, 3.02, 3.03, 3.04
Social Studies:
Grade 8—1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
$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 8—3.01, 3.02, 3.03, 3.04
$7.50

Geologic Hazards 35-mm Slide Sets
National Geophysical Data Center
NOAA EGC/1, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO  80303
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/seg/fliers/se-0801.shtml
Images of volcanoes, faults, earthquakes, tsunamis, erosional landforms, and landslides on 35-mm slide sets, CD-ROM or on-line.  Each slide set (20) includes a booklet of captions.
Grade 8—3.02, 3.03, 3.05

Geologic Note 2--Investigating the Miocene Geology of the NC Continental Shelf
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
Based on a geologic map, these activities teach geologic and mapping principles; includes 2 student exercises, a glossary and a list of resource materials.  Companion map Geologic Map Series 3 can be ordered for $4.00.
Grade 8—3.01, 3.02
Social Studies:
Grade 8—1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
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— 8
Social Studies:
Grade 8    --   FREE

Geologic Note 7--Map of Earthquake Epicenters 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
Map shows epicenters of earthquakes that have occurred in the southeastern United States between 1698 and 1997.
Grade 8—3.04 3.02
Social Studies:
Grade 8—1.1, 1.2
FREE

Geologic Time Scale Bookmark
American Geological Institute
4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302
703-379-7563 or e-mail:--jaj@agi.agiweb.org
http://www.earthsciweek.org
Colorful, quick reference, bookmark shows the major divisions of Geologic Time.
Grade 8—3.01, 3.02
FREE (100 copies)

Geologic Time WEB ONLY
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/geotime/
How scientists reckon geologic time, and why they believe the Earth is old.  Explains relative and radiometric time procedures used to interpret Earth's age.
Grade 8—3.01, 3.02
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 8—2.01, 2.04
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 8—1.01, 1.02, 1.03, 1.04, 2.02, 3.01, 3.02, 3.04, 3.06
$43.45

Geoscience Careers  (Flyer)
American Geological Institute
4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302
703-379-7563 or e-mail: jaj@agi.agiweb.org
http://www.earthsciweek.org
Colorful 5" x 11" flyer relates what earth scientists do, where earth scientists work, and provides facts and figures about the earth science professions.
Grades 6-8—science in personal and social perspectives strands
FREE (10 copies)

Geoscience Careers  (Poster)
American Geological Institute
David Stevens, 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 what geoscientists do;  features colorful geologic images such as volcanoes, magellenic clouds, 3-D seismic graphs, and maps.
Grades 6-8—science in personal and social perspectives strands
FREE (5 copies)

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 8—3.03, 3.04, 3.06, 4.07
$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 8—2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 2.04, 3.01, 3.02, 3.06
FREE

The Ground Water Atlas of the United States
U.S. Geological Survey, Office of Ground Water
411 National Center,
Reston, Virginia, 20192
1-888-ASK-USGS
http://wwwcapp.er.usgs.gov/publicdocs/gwa/index.html
13 chapters describe the location, the extent, and the geologic and hydrologic characteristics of the important aquifers of the nation; also includes a nationwide aquifer map.
Grade 8—1.01
$4.00 per chapter

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 8—1.01, 1.04
FREE

Ground Water and the Rural Homeowner
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
35-page book provides a description of ground water problems such as contamination from septic systems and construction.
Grade 8—1.01, 1.04, 1.05
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 8—3.03, 3.04
Social Studies:
Grade 8—1.1, 1.2, 1.3
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 8—2.04, 3.04
FREE

How to Construct Seven Paper Models That Describe Faulting of the Earth
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://www.usgs.gov/education/animations/
Open file report 89-640B describes normal, reverse, right and left lateral strike-slip, and oblique-slip faults, and includes models of a graben and horst.
Grade 8—3.04
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 8—1.04
FREE

Hydrologic Units Map
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://www-atlas.usgs.gov/atlasmap.html
Map (1:3,500,000) depicts hydrologic system of the U.S. and subdivides the nation into successively smaller river basins.
Grade 8—1.01
$4.00

The Interior of the Earth
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/dynamic.html
Covers the three main parts of planet earth, the structure of the moon, and paths of earthquake waves. Grade 8—3.02, 3.03, 3.04
FREE

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 8—3.02, 3.04
FREE

Make Your Own Paper Model of a Volcano
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://www.giseis.alaska.edu/Input/lahr/taurho/volcano/volcano.html
This report contains instructions and a pattern for making a three-dimensional paper model of a stratovolcano.
Grade 8—3.04
FREE

Miocene Geology of the Continental Shelf: Onslow Bay, North Carolina 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
Geologic Map Series 3 portrays the geology of a portion of the inner continental shelf.  Companion document to Geologic Notes 2.
Grade 8—3.01, 3.02
Social Studies:
Grade 8—1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
$4.00

Navigation: Travelling the Water Highways!  (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 highlights different kinds of vessels, ports and equipment used for commercial operation on rivers and coastal harbors.  Activities on reverse side.
Grade 8—2.01, 2.04
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 8—1.1, 1.2
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 8—3.04, 3.06
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 8—2.02, 2.04
$25.00

Principal Aquifers of the United States  (Map)
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://www-atlas.usgs.gov/atlasmap.html
This map (1:5,000,000) shows the distribution of the major aquifers that supply groundwater to the U. S. Each aquifer is classified by type of permeable geologic material.
Grade 8—1.01
$4.00

Project Earth Science Web Site
http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us/proj_earth/proj_earth.html
This 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 North Carolina and information about the geology, topography and mineral resources.
Grades— 8
Social Studies:
Grade 8

Seismic Sleuths: An Earthquake Package for Teachers
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Center Plaza, 500 C. Street SW,
Washington, D.C. 20472
800-480-2520
http://www.fema.gov/
Teaches about the hazards posed by earthquakes.  The package includes activities, black line masters, background information, and resource lists.  Ask for serial number-122 FEMA 253.
Grade 8—3.02, 3.03, 3.04
FREE

The Severity of an Earthquake
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/earthq4/severitygip.html
The severity of an earthquake can be expressed using the Richter Magnitude and The Modified Mercalli Intensity Scales.
Grade 8—3.04
FREE

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 8—1.01, 1.03, 1.04, 2.02, 2.04, 3.02

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 material is available as a download.
Grade 8—2.01, 2.02, 2.04
FREE

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/
Provides animated teaching tools about geologic processes, earthquakes & faulting, and map projections and globes; Mac system 7.0 compatible.
Grade 8—3.01, 3.02, 3.03, 3.04
$15.00

This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/dynamic.html
77-page booklet describes plate tectonics theory and how tectonic processes affect the daily lives of people.  Companion to "This Dynamic Planet” poster.
Grade 8—3.02, 3.03, 3.04
$6.00

This Dynamic Planet  (Poster)
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/dynamic.html
This poster depicts a world map of volcanoes, earthquakes, and plate tectonics.  Complements “This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics” booklet.
Grade 8—3.02, 3.03, 3.04
$4.00

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 8—1.04, 2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 2.04
$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 8—1.01, 1.02, 1.04, 2.02, 2.03, 2.04

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 8—1.02, 2.01, 2.03, 2.04
FREE

Volcanoes
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/volc/
45-page booklet summarizes the processes that create volcanoes around the world.
Grade 8—3.04
FREE

Volcanoes  (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/volcano/
Teacher packet about plate tectonics, volcanoes, hazards and human impact, includes color poster, six lessons and an evaluation sheet.
Grade 8—3.01, 3.03, 3.04, 3.06
FREE

Volcanoes of the United States WEB ONLY
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/volcus/
44-page booklet describes the principal volcanoes in the U. S. and summarizes recent volcanic events.
Grade 8—3.04
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 shows the movement of waters between the surface and ground water systems.  Activities on reverse side.
Grade 8—1.01, 1.04, 1.05, 2.04
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 8—1.01, 1.04, 1.05, 3.04
FREE

Water Resources Professional's Outreach Notebook: Ground Water
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
USGS Information Services
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 8—1.01, 1.04
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 8—1.01, 1.02, 1.03, 1.04, 1.05, 2.04, 3.04

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 8—1.01, 1.04, 1.05   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 8—1.01, 1.04, 1.05, 3.04
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 8—1.1
FREE

What is 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/pubs/FS/OFR93-643/
Fact Sheet 93-643 explains how water gets into the ground, explains water table, aquifer permeability and porosity.
Grade 8—1.01, 1.04, 1.05
 

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