Landforms


Stream Tables
 

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Rivers and Streams
551.48 BIL
1 DVD, 26 minutes.
Follows the flow of rivers and streams from their origins, showing the impact they have on our lives.


Bill Nye the Science Guy: Lakes and Ponds
551.48 BIL
1 DVD, 26 minutes
Bill Nye answers questions about lakes and ponds, and leads an investigation of the plants, animals, and microscopic organisms that live in them.


Bill Nye the Science Guy: Earth's Crust
550 BIL
1 DVD, 26 minutes.
Using a question and answer format, Bill Nye goes to the depths of the earth to explain how its surface and inner mantle differ.

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Erosion
551.3 BIL
1 DVD, 26 minutes.
Eximines the different forces of erosion and how they change the landscape of the earth.


Bill Nye Earth Science: Fossils/Erosion
550 BIL
1 VHS videocassette 52 minutes, 2 teachers guides. 
        Fossils - 26 min - illustrates different types of fossils and shows how the study of fossils gives scientists a clue to events of the past. 
        Erosion - 26 min - shows how water, wind, and chemicals cause erosion, and how soil types erode at different rates. 


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.


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

 
3-2-1 Contact: Erosion - Earth is Changing
551.3 THR
1 VHS videocassette 15 minutes, 1 ditto, 1 teachers guide. Grade Level: 3 - 6
Examines how wind and water cause slow changes, while volcanoes, hurricanes and earthquakes produce sudden landscape changes.
 

Erosion
551.3 ERO
6 study prints
Titles: What is Mechanical Weathering?; What is Chemical Weathering?; Erosion By Water: How It Takes Place; Erosion By Water: Erosion Forms; Erosion by Waves; Erosion By Wind.


Running Water: How it Transports and Erodes
551.48 RUN
1 videocassette, 41 minutes + teachers guide
Explores the relationship of running water to the land. Investigates suspension, solution, load, rapids, potholes, meanders, braided streams, deltas, alluvial fans, waterfalls and flood plains. Discusses characteristics found in youthful, mature and old streams.
 

Go With the Flow

Landforms of Running Water
551.4 LAN
8 study prints
Titles: Mature Stream Topography; Youthful Stream Topography; Delta; Braided Stream; Alluvial Fan; Waterfall; Canyon Lands; Natural Bridge.
 

Landform Model
550 LAN
1 model (8 piece), 1 student booklet, 7 cassettes, 2 teachers guides
Depicts landform features of geologic structures: coastlines and coastal plains, canyons, fault block, folded mountains, glaciers, and a volcano. Features are numbered and referenced. 


Build a Mountain

Topography
551.1 TOP
1 DVD, 23 minutes + teachers guide
Presents an introduction to the unique features of the Earth's topography, showing how mountains form, as well as providing information on forces that change its surface, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and water.
 

Measuring Land and Water
530.8 MEA
1 VHS videocassette, 12 minutes

First segment: Shows how computers and satellites are used to help create up-to-date maps of land and water surfaces.
Second segment: Relates the methods used to measure the depth of commerical wterways at different  times of the day and under different weather conditions to make sure they are deep enough for ships and barges to navigaete safely.
Explains how measurement is used to find the direction and distance, describes why measurement is necessary to plan communities, and follows ships that measure and map waterways.

Bird’s Eye View 

Stereo Atlases with Stereoscopes
550 STE
15 stereo atlas books, 15 stereo glasses
Includes different views of U.S. landforms.
 

Relief Maps: United States
973 REL
15 maps (28"x18"). Grade Level: 3 - 12
Three-dimensional relief maps illustrate geographical features of the United States.
 

Willamette Valley Relief Map
979.5 WIL
1 map
Raised relief topographic map of Salem and the Willamette Valley. Shows populated areas, roads and railroads, contour interval contingent on terrain, and woodlands shown by green tint. 
 

America's National Parks
973 AME
2 VHS videocassettes 170 minutes
Explores all 53 of America's National Parks, including the story behind the establishment of each park. Titles: America's Adventurous and Majestic Parks - 85 min; America's Historic and Scenic Parks - 85 min.
 

Scenic Wonders of America: Pacific Frontiers
973 SCE
1 VHS videocassette, 60 minutes
Explores Death Valley, Sequoias of California, Big Sur, Yosemite, Crater Lake, Mount Rainier, Olympic, Glacier Bay, Haleakala


Mount Rainier and Olympic
973 MOU
1 VHS videocassette, 66 minutes 
Overview of the history, geology, geography, wildlife, and rainforest of this great national park.
 

Extension:

Earth Science Library 3
550 EAR
10 hardback books, 1 booklet, 1 poster
Titles: How The Earth Works; Our Violent Earth; Science Fun With Mud and Dirt; Soil Erosion and Pollution; The Sun, the Wind and the Rain.

Physical Systems
550 PHY
1 DVD, 23 minutes + teachers guide
Examines the nature of Earth's four main physical systems, the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, explaining how the systems are linked and how they impact life on Earth.


Junior Geologist
550 JUN
4 VHS videocassettes 32 minutes, 23 dittos, 1 teachers guide.
Examines plate tectonics, earth structure, rock cycle, erosion and minerals.
 

Glaciers
551.3 GLA
6 study prints.
Titles: What are Icebergs?; What Changes do Glaciers Make in the Surface of the Earth?; What are Some of the Features of Glaciers?; How are Valley and Continental Glaciers Formed?; What Are Continental Glaciers?; What are Valley Glaciers?
 

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Volcanoes
551.21 BIL
1 DVD, 26 minutes.
Bill Nye explains volcanoes: what they are, how they are formed, and the different types that exist.


Bill Nye Earth Science: Spinning Things/Earthquakes
551.2 BIL
1 VHS videocassette 52 minutes, 2 teachers guides. Grade Level: 4 - 9
        Spinning Things - 26 min. - discusses centripetal and centrifugal force.
        Earthquakes - 26 min - discusses plate tectonics.


Eyewitness: Volcano
551.2 EYE
1 VHS videocassette, 35 minutes.
Examines volcanic eruptions and earthquakes around the world. Discusses why and how volcanoes erupt and the rebuilding that goes on in the aftermath. Includes actual photos of the Mt. St. Helens explosion.


Bill Nye the Science Guy: Earthquakes
551.22 BIL
1 DVD, 26 minutes
Bill Nye explains what makes the big pieces of the Earth's crust move and what you should have on hand in case of a quake.


Earth Science: Volcanoes - Understanding the Hazards
551.2  EAR
1 VHS videocassette, 20 minutes + 1 teachers guide.
Examines processes that cause volcanic eruptions; various types of volcanoes; and the effects on humans of volcanic eruptions.

 
Three-Two-One Contact: Volcanoes - Too Hot to Handle
551.2 THR
1 VHS videocassette, 15 minutes, 1 ditto, 1 teachers guide.
Examines how volcanoes create new land masses. Includes Mount St. Helens.


Mt. St. Helens
551.2 MTS
3 study prints, 3 maps
Black and white photos of Mt. St. Helens before and after eruption, map features and blast zone, mud, ash and pyroclastic flows, craters, eruption, stages and time line of major events.


Volcanoes
551.2 VOL
6 study prints, grade 3 - 9
Titles: A Volcanic Neck; Development of a Caldera; The Shield Type Volcano; A Dormant Volcano in the United States; Volcanic Activity: Surface Evidence of Internal Unrest; Birth of the Paricutin Volcano.

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