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Resourses useful for the Earth and Space Science education classroom, as well as for home schoolers and others interested in learning about the Earth and Space Sciences.

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The Study of Minerals Version 1.8

The Study of Minerals Version 1.8 is a comprehensive learning tool for anyone interested in minerals, from a casual collector to the advanced mineralogy student. Learn about how crystals form, chemical composition, their symmetry, and properties. Find out what minerals are or go straight to microscopic and laboratory analysis of minerals. Study gems and ores, then test your skill at mineral exploration. Includes animated interactive activities, illustrated glossary, abundant photographs, video clips, and easy access to an extensive illustrated mineral properties database of over 150 minerals. Includes two college levels of study: Intermediate (Introduction to Minerals) and Advanced (Mineralogy).

Written by M. Darby Dyar, Ph.D., Mount Holyoke College, Richard M. Busch, Ph.D., and C. Gil Wiswall, Ph.D.,West Chester University. Illustrated by Dennis Tasa.


Our price: $79.00

The Theory of Plate Tectonics Version 2.2

The Theory of Plate Tectonics is a dynamic exploration of how Earth's lithospheric plates change through time. Version 2.2, fully narrated, embarks on a new way to study this exciting theory. All artwork enhances the understanding of the topics covered including many animations, which are easily manipulated by the user. Included is an illustrated glossary with audio pronunciations. An index makes it easy to jump to selected frames covering a specific geologic term. Navigation throughout the program is easier with fast forward, fast reverse, jump to a numbered frame, glossary, and index buttons available on every frame. Review activities are scored and may be printed for easy teacher assessment. Version 2.2 now appears in a window that can be moved and resized. This CD-ROM includes two levels: Intermediate and Advanced (Grade 7 - 12 and college). Student Worksheets available online!

Written by Edward J. Tarbuck and Frederick K. Lutgens, Illinois Central College. Illustrated by Dennis Tasa.


Our price: $59.00

The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0
A DVD with 133 Activities and Many Resources
about Basic Ideas in Space (and Earth) Science


The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0 educational DVD-ROM, developed by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific,
contains 133 field-tested hands-on activities, 17 topical guides, 52 background articles, 55 introductory images, and 12 short videos on the topics of astronomy, planetary science, and Earth science.

Our price: $29.95
Quantity (from 1 to 978)
The Wonders of Rocks and Minerals Version 1.4

The Wonders of Rocks and Minerals explores the world of geology in an exciting and highly interactive way. What are minerals and how are they different from rocks? What are the three groups of rocks and the geological processes involved in the formation of each? You will learn to identify and name minerals and rocks, just like a geologist does on a field trip.

Written by Edward J. Tarbuck and Frederick K. Lutgens, Illinois Central College, and Edward Greaney, Hunterdon Central Regional High School. Illustrated by Dennis Tasa.


Our price: $59.00

Traveling Nitrogen Classroom Activity Kit
Students play the role of nitrogen atoms traveling through the nitrogen cycle. Classroom activity kit includes Traveling Nitrogen activity description, a Student Passport Worksheet (for making additional copies as needed), 10 dice, dice code and reservoir station sign instructions, 11 color laminated nitrogen station signs, stamp template instructions and 11 pages of color station stamps for gluing to Student Passports. This kit works for a class of 30 students. Stamp templates can be copied if additional stamps are needed.

Our price: $21.95
Quantity (from 1 to 921)
Young Voices for the Planet DVD

A DVD with 8 inspiring documentary films (3-7 minutes each) that dispel fear of climate change and inspire understanding through stories of youth speaking out, doing citizen-science and taking action.

Price: $29.95 for personal or classroom use; $49.95 Institutional and for public screening rights


Our price: $29.95