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Additional Sources of Supplies, References, and Media
Ground Water Education in America's Schools
The American Groundwater Trust
This booklet is a list of 75 sources for OTHER booklets, software, films, pamphlets, posters, videos, and so on which relate to all aspects and issues of water quality, sources, and usage. The booklet is available for a 10 x 12 self-addressed envelope with $1.16 attached postage. Each entry in the book includes the full address of the agency or company, the cost of the item(s) described, and a grade level suitability if known. If you teach water this is indispensable.
Glossary of Mineral Species
This book is updated periodically and is an alphabetical listing of ALL known mineral species, including chemical data, crystallographic information, and literature citations. An excellent reference work.
Critical Areas Program, List of Publications
Maine State Planning Office
Lists all of the Critical Areas Program's reports and pamphlets which include many geological and related items. Teachers should definitely have copies of reports 31 - Maine Tourmaline Localities (tourmaline is the state mineral) and 60 - Waterfalls for classroom use.
Resources on Energy and the Environment
Union of Concerned Scientists
The Union of Concerned Scientists' brochure lists a number of pamphlets, books, videos and posters, all available at nominal cost (significant discounts to bulk purchasers) which discuss the situations and options we currently face regarding energy resources, global warming, and nuclear arms. Informative, non-technical materials.
Geological Society of America
Geological Society of America
The GSA catalog and its updates list hundreds of publications in a variety of technical fields and geographic regions. While many titles are very sophisticated, these richly illustrated volumes represent the most current advances in the geological sciences.
Classroom Materials from American Coal Foundation
American Coal Foundation
The ACF produces a number of booklets, videos, activity kits, and resources for both social science and science students in grades 5 - 12. Well written, some of these materials are free or can be loaned (videos). Materials on the greenhouse effect and the efforts of the coal industry to curb its contribution to greenhouse issues are included.
Relief Globe Slides
National Geophysical Data Center
While NGDC materials are expensive, they reflect state of the art advances in both media and science. The 20 slide set contains 14 global views of the earth in full color, shaded relief, showing land and undersea topography.
Films & Video
Audio Visual Services
Wide selection of 16mm films and videos on a variety of topics. Good selection dealing with plate tectonics and volcanic activity. Rental rates from $5 - $20 on the average.
An excellent selection of geological and exploration instruments, tools, books, containers, and leather goods. The no-frills catalogue underscores their claim of delivering quality goods at the lowest cost. Miners prices run 20% to 25% lower on many comparable or identical items in the big name catalogs.
Complete Video Catalog
Short selection of earth science videos contained in catalog with many listings; has excellent selection of plate tectonics and landform videos.
Excellent materials for earth science classes at reasonable prices. Includes specimens, books, excellent videos, some equipment. Good charts.
Last updated on October 6, 2005
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