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Earth Materials

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Rocks and Soil
552 BIL
1 DVD, 26 minutes.
Explains solid facts on volcanoes, landslides, tectonic plates, rivers and weather, looking at their effects on the creation of rocks and soil.


Earth materials
552 EAR
9 posters
Contents:  The amazing story of gold -- The wonder of minerals. -- Mining at play -- Look around: everything is made from something -- Switched on mining -- Common ground -- From the earth: a better life -- If it can't be grown, it has to be mined -- Elements comprising the human body.

Eyewitness: Rock and Mineral
552 EYE
1 VHS videocassette 35 minutes
Examines the properties, evolution, uses, history, and folklore of rocks, gems, and minerals.

Reading Rainbow: Magic School Bus Inside the Earth
550 REA
1 VHS videocassette 30 minutes, 4 hardback books, 1 teachers guide
A hilarious science adventure that follows a quirky teacher and her students on a field trip. Students see and learn about stalagmites, stalactites and many other exciting crystal formations, while LeVar experiences the thrill of "spelunking" (cave exploring) with a real-life cave expert.
Book titles: Magic School Bus Inside the Earth; Rock Collecting; Caves; How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World.

All About Rocks and Minerals
552 ALL
1 videocassette, 23 minutes + 1 teacher's guide
Introduces and explains rock types and mineral characteristics.
 

Earth Science: Minerals - Building Blocks of the Earth
552 EAR
1 VHS videocassette 19 minutes, 1 teachers guide
Examines how geologists collect and identify minerals; properties of minerals; and products developed from minerals.

3-2-1 Contact: Crystals - They're Habit Forming
552 THR
1 VHS videocassette 15 minutes, 1 ditto, 1 teachers guide
Examines the types, forms and growth of crystals.

Common Rocks and Rock-Forming Minerals
552 COM
8 study prints
Titles: Sedimentary Rocks; Igneous Rocks; Metamorphic Rocks; Fossils; Calcite Minerals; Feldspar Minerals; Silica Minerals; Mica & Dark Minerals.

Rock Chart Set
552 ROC
4 rock sample display charts
Titles: Geologic Processes - The Rock Cycle; Sedimentary Rocks; Igneous Rocks; Metamorphic Rocks.

Rocks Collection
552 ROC
3 rock models, 1 poster
Titles: Sedimentary; Metamorphic; Igneous. Samples are labeled. 

Oregon Gold
979.5 ORE
1 VHS videocassette 22 minutes
Historical account of mining in Oregon. Shows how to pan for gold.

Rocks and minerals
552 ROC
1 videocassette, 15 minutes
Students learn where rocks come from, what they are made of, and how they are made.

Bill Nye Earth Science: Earth's Crust/Rocks & Soil
550 BIL
1 VHS videocassette 52 minutes + 2 teachers guides
Earth's Crust - 26 min - discusses plate tectonics.Rocks & Soil - 26 min - discusses igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Recommended:  Rocks and Soil

Earth Science: Rock Cycle
552 EAR
1 VHS videocassette 18 minutes + 1 teachers guide
Examines the complex processes that create, change, and break down earth materials. Includes glossary, definitions of major rock types, and authentic and computer illustrations.

Rocks and minerals: Geokit
552 ROC
Resource kit: 3 VHS videocassettes, 1 map; teacher's guide; 4 overhead transparencies; blackline masters, triviacards; Class pack of National Geographic magazine articles.
Contents Maps: Physical earth map; Videos: What's the Earth Made Of? -- Every Stone has a Story -- Splendid Stones.
This resource kit includes the following: Earth's crust and other layers, Igneous rocks, Sedimentary rocks, Metamorphic rocks, Rock cycle, Minerals, Crystals, Gems, Metal ores, Uses of rocks and minerals.

 Bill Nye the Science Guy: Archaeology
930.1 BIL
1 DVD, 26 minutes.
Bill Nye answers questions about archaeology, takes a look at ancient tools, and conducts an experiment that demonstrates what trash reveals about human behavior.

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