Grade 9 through Grade 12


7.5-minute Topographic Quadrangle 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
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.
Grades 9-12—1.06
Social Studies:
Grades 9-12—1.1,1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4
$4.00

Activity 1: Using the Geologic 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
Companion exercise to the Generalized Geologic Map; teaches about physiography, geologic belts, and important economic deposits of rocks and minerals.
Grades 9-12—1.02, 1.03, 1.06, 3.02, 3.03
Social Studies:
Grades 9-12—1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4
FREE

Aerial Photographs and Satellite Images
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303.202.4693, or call 1.888.ASK.USGS
http://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/isb/pubs/booklets/aerial/aerial.html
21-page booklet contains many beautiful aerial photos and remote sensing images.
Grades 9-12—1.06
FREE

Career Profiles: What Do Earth Scientists Do?
Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG),
PO Box 30645, Lincoln, NE 68503-0645

Internet: http://www.awg.org


This booklet profiles 20 geoscientists in industry, government, and academia, to give glimpses of the lives of women geoscientists.
Grades 9-12—science as a human endeavor strand
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.
Grades 9-12—1.05, 1.06, 2.03, 2.04, 4.01, 4.05
$19.95

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.
Grades 9-12—1.02
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.
Grades 9-12—1.03
$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
Grades 9-12—1.03

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.
Grades 9-12—1.05, 4.01, 7.02
FREE

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.
Grades 9-12—3.01, 6.01, 6.02, 6.04
$7.00

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.
Grades 9-12—1.05, 2.04
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.
Grades 9-12—1.05, 1.06, 2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 2.04
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.
Grades 9-12—1.02, 1.05, 1.06, 2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 7.02, 7.03
$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.
Grades 9-12—1.02, 1.05, 1.06, 2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 7.02, 7.03
$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
Grades 9-12—1.06
Social Studies:
Grades 9-12—1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.2, 3.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2
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. Grades 9-12—1.05, 2.04
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.
Grades 9-12—1.01, 1.02, 1.03, 1.04, 1.05, 1.06, 2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 3.01, 3.02, 3.03
$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.
Grades 9-12—1.05, 1.06, 4.01, 4.06, 7.02
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.
Grades 9-12—3.01, 3.02. 3.03
$6.50

Fossil Dirt
PCS Phosphate Corporation
PO Box 48, Aurora, NC 27806
Contact Mike Gwynn at 919-322-8244
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).
Grades 9-12—3.01, 3.02, 3.03

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.
Grades 9-12—3.01, 3.02, 3.03
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.
Grades 9-12—3.01, 3.02, 3.03
FREE

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 and mineral museums; provides contacts for the state's 20 mineral clubs.
Grades 9-12—1.03
FREE

Gemstones WEB ONLY
http://minerals.er.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/gemstones/sp14-95/index.html
Displays photos of popular gemstones, detailed descriptions, and major occurrences by state.
Grade 9-12—1.01, 1.03
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.
Grades 9-12—1.02, 1.03, 1.06, 3.02, 3.03
$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.
Grades 9-12—1.02, 1.03, 1.06, 3.02, 3.03
Social Studies:
Grades 9-12—1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 5.1, 5.2
$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.
Grades 9-12—1.01, 1.02, 1.03, 1.04, 1.05, 1.06, 2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 2.04, 3.01, 3.02, 3.03, 4.01, 4.02, 7.01, 7.02, 7.03
$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.
Grades 9-12—1.02, 1.03, 1.04, 1.05, 1.06, 2.01, 3.01, 3.02, 3.03, 4.01, 4.04, 4.05
$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.
Grades 9-12—1.05, 1.06, 2.03, 2.04, 4.01, 4.06

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
A 66" x 44" detailed map (scale 1:500,000) of the rock units of North Carolina; includes lithotectonic units, Paleozoic metamorphic facies, and geologic time scale.
Grades 9-12—1.03, 1.06, 3.01, 3.02, 3.03
Social Studies:
Grades 9-12—1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 5.1
$10.00

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.  This publication includes 2 student exercises, a glossary and a list of resource materials.  Companion map Geologic Map Series 3 can be ordered for $4.00.
Grades 9-12—1.03, 1.06, 3.01, 3.02, 3.03, 4.01, 4.07
Social Studies:
Grades 9-12: 1.1, 1.2 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 5.5
FREE

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
Information about the geologic resources of the mountain area.
Grades 9-12—1.03
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.
Grades 9-12—1.03
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 Co.  Specific to Yancey County.
Grades 9-12—1.02, 1.03, 1.06, 3.01, 3.02, 3.03 (Specific Yancey Co.)
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 content material.
Grades—9-12
Social Studies: Grades 9-12
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.
Grades 9-12—1.05, 1.06, 2.04
Social Studies:
Grades 9-12—1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2
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.
Grades 9-12—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.
Grades 9-12—3.01, 3.02
FREE

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.
Grades 9-12—1.03
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.
Grades 9-12—4.02, 7.01, 7.02, 7.03
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
Two-sided poster with colorful geologic shaded-relief maps of the planets and their satellites  on one side and geologic information on the reverse.
Grades 9-12—6.01, 6.04
$4.00

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 9-12—science as a human endeavor strand
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 and features colorful geologic images such as volcanoes, magellenic clouds, 3-D seismic, and maps.
Grades 9-12—science as a human endeavor strand
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
This is a 40-minute video about earth scientists' focus on exploration, discovery and stewardship of the Earth; interviews with 11 earth scientists.
Grades 9-12—science as a human endeavor strand
$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.
Grades 9-12—1.05, 1.06, 2.01, 2.02, 5.02, 5.03, 5.05, 5.06
$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).
Grades 9-12—3.01, 3.02, 4.08, 5.06, 5.07, 7.01, 7.02, 7.03
Biology: Grades 9-12—2.06, 4.01, 4.02, 4.03
FREE

Global Science: Energy, Resources, Environment
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
4050 Westmark Drive, P.O. Box 1840, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-1840
800-228-0810
http://www.kendallhunt.com/
Environmental curriculum integrates the life, earth and physical sciences with physics and chemistry.  This site promotes the intelligent use of technology and the knowledge of natural and economic forces.
Grades 9-12—1.01, 1.02, 1.03, 1.04, 1.05, 2.01, 2.02, 3.01, 4.02, 4.06, 4.08, 5.01, 7.01, 7.02, 7.03
$48.99

Gold
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/prospect1/goldgip.html
21-page brochure reveals facts about gold, its uses, occurrence, properties, origin and mining.
Grades 9-12—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 of historical mines by county in North Carolina.
Grades 9-12—1.01, 1.03, 4.01
$7.50

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.
Grades 9-12—1.04
FREE (5 copies)

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; includes a nationwide aquifer map.
Grades 9-12—4.01
$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.
Grades 9-12—4.02, 7.02
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.
Grades 9-12—4.02, 7.01, 7.02, 7.03
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
Social Studies:
Grade 9-12—1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 5.1, 5.2
FREE

Guide to Geologic Points of Interest Along I-40
North Carolina Geological Survey
Division of Land Resources
DN.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 the geology along I-40 from the North Carolina Piedmont to Asheville.
Grades 9-12—1.02, 1.03, 1.04, 1.06, 2.04, 3.03, 4.01, 7.02, 7.03
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.
Grades 9-12—4.02, 4.06, 407, 7.02, 7.03
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.
Grades 9-12—1.05, 2.04    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.
Grades 9-12—4.01, 4.02, 4.06, 7.01, 7.02, 7.03
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 basin units.
Grades 9-12—4.01
$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. Grades 9-12—1.05, 1.06, 2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 2.04
FREE

Land and People: Finding a Balance  (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/LandPeople/
Teacher packet allows students to consider real dilemmas resulting from the interaction between people and the environment. Includes teaching guide, posters, role-playing activities, and data about people-earth interactions.
Grades 9-12—1.05, 1.06, 4.02, 7.01, 7.02, 7.03
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.
Grades 9-12—1.06
Social Studies:
Grades 9-12—2.1,5.1
$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.
Grades 9-12—1.06
Social Studies:
Grades 9-12—2.1, 5.2
$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.
Grades 9-12—1.06, 4.01, 4.04
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
Grades 9-12—1.02, 1.05, 1.06
FREE

Map Projections  (Poster)
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
The poster illustrates 18 commonly used projections and their suitability for producing a specific type of map.
Grades 9-12—1.06
Social Studies:
Grades 9-12—1.2, 2.2
FREE

Map Scales
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/isb/pubs/factsheets/fs05698.html
USGS Information Services Describes the concept of scale and its importance in accurately showing locations and distances on maps.
Grades 9-12—1.06
Social Studies:
Grades 9-12—1.2, 2.2
FREE

Mapping the Solar System  (Poster)
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
Two-sided poster with illustrations of the planets and their satellites on one side and information about geographic features on the reverse.
Grades 9-12—6.01, 6.04
$4.00

Miocene Geology of the Continental Shelf: Onslow Bay, North Carolina (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
Geologic Map Series 3 portrays the geology of a portion of the inner continental shelf.  Companion document to Geologic Notes 2.
Grades 9-12—1.03, 1.06, 3.01, 3.02, 3.03, 4.01, 4.07
Social Studies:
Grades 9-12: 1.1, 1.2 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 5.6
$4.00

Natural Aggregates: Building America's Future
USGS Map Distribution
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
USGS Circular 1110, is a full color booklet about rock as a natural resource and its uses.
Grades 9-12—1.03
FREE

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.
Grades 9-12—1.01, 1.03
FREE

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.
Grades 9-12—7.01
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.
Grades 9-12—1.06
Social Studies:
Grades 9-12—1.1,1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4
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.
Grades 9-12—1.05, 5.04, 5.05, 5.07, 7.01, 7.02, 7.03
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.
Grades 9-12—1.01, 1.02, 1.03
$25.00

Planetary Maps  (Poster)
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
Two-sided poster showing the part of a geologic map of the Moon and the variety of maps available for Mars and other planets; provides helpful tables and diagrams.
Grades 9-12—6.01, 6.04
FREE

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.
Grades 9-12—4.02
$4.00

Project Earth Science Web Site
http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us/proj_earth/proj_earth.html
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.
Grades—9-12
Social Studies: Grades 9-12

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 with special events, visitor center, trail, mine shaft tours, gold panning (fee).
Grades 9-12—1.01, 1.03

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.
Grades 9-12—1.01
$39.95

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.
Grades 9-12—1.05, 2.04
FREE

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.
Grades 9-12—1.04
FREE (5 copies)

Structural Geology CD-ROM
Keck Geology Consortium
Robert Burger, Geology Dept., Smith College
Northampton, Massachusetts
http://www.science.ubc.ca/~eoswr/slidesets/keck/
100 high-resolution images of faults, folds and other structures ranging from microscopic to aerial photograph scale, includes detailed captions.
Grades 9-12—2.04    --    $25.00

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.
Grades 9-12—1.04
$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.
Grades 9-12—1.03, 1.04, 3.02, 4.01, 4.02

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 downloads.
Grades 9-12—1.01, 1.02, 1.03, 7.01, 7.02, 7.03
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/
Offers animated teaching tools about geologic processes, earthquakes and faulting, and map projections & globes; Mac system 7.0 compatible.
Grades 9-12—1.05, 1.06, 2.02, 2.03, 2.04, 3.01, 4.05
$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.
Grades 9-12—1.05, 1.06, 2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 2.04
$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 displays a world map of volcanoes, earthquakes, and plate tectonics.  Complements “This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics” booklet.
Grades 9-12—1.05, 1.06, 2.01, 2.02, 2.03, 2.04
$4.00

A Topographic Field Trip of Washington DC, CD-ROM
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/isb/pubs/factsheets/fs02598.html
Learn about distance, direction, latitude, longitude and elevation in game-like adventure set in our nation’s capital.
Social Studies:
Grades 9-12—1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1
Mac version free; dual platform version is $15.00

Topographic Map Symbols
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/isb/pubs/booklets/symbols/
Explains the characteristics of a topographic map, how to interpret the map, and the symbols used.
Grades 9-12—1.06
Social Studies:
Grades 9-12—1.2, 2.2
FREE

Topographic Mapping
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/isb/pubs/booklets/topo/topo.html
This 20-page booklet gives information about topographic maps, map scales, how they are made, and new digital techniques.
Grades 9-12—1.06
Social Studies:
Grades 9-12—1.2, 2.2
FREE

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 and technology and values.
Grades 9-12—1.03, 1.06, 7.01, 7.02, 7.03
$125.00

USGS Maps
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693, or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
http://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/isb/pubs/booklets/aerial/aerial.html
This 28-page booklet gives an overview of each type of map the USGS distributes.
Grades 9-12—1.06
Social Studies:
Grades 9-12—1.2, 2.2
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.
Grades 9-12—1.06, 4.01, 4.02, 4.04, 4.05, 4.06, 4.08, 7.01, 7.02, 7.03

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.
Grades 9-12—5.07, 7.01, 7.02, 7.03
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.
Grades 9-12—1.02, 1.05, 1.06, 2.01, 2.02
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.
Grades 9-12—1.02, 1.05, 1.06, 2.01, 2.02, 3.01, 7.02, 7.03
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 United States and summarizes recent volcanic events.
Grades 9-12—1.02, 1.05, 1.06, 2.01, 2.02
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.
Grades 9-12—1.03, 1.04, 4.01, 4.06, 7.02, 7.03
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.
Grades 9-12—4.01, 4.06, 7.02, 7.03
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.
Grades 9-12—4.02
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.
Grades 9-12—1.05, 1.06, 4.01, 4.02, 4.03, 4.06, 4.08, 5.03, 7.01, 7.02, 7.03

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.
Grades 9-12—1.05, 1.06, 4.01, 4.06, 7.01, 7.02, 7.03
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 life.  Activities on reverse side.
Grades 9-12—4.01, 4.06, 7.02, 7.03
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.
Grades 9-12—1.06
Social Studies:
Grades 9-12—1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.2, 5.1, 5.2
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.
Grades 9-12—4.02, 7.01, 7.02, 7.03
FREE
 

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