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Geoscience Education Resources

  • U.S. Geological Survey offers an online collection of resources to support teaching, learning, education (K-12) and university-level inquiry and research. Discover a wealth of curricular ideas, scientific data, maps, books, lessons, and other resources to support earth science, biology, geography, and hydrology. This four-page informational brochure contains selected online resources to support teaching, learning, education (K-12) and university-level inquiry and research. For more information, contact the USGS Science Information and Library Services at 1-888-ASK-USGS.  

  • NCGS Geologic Note 6: Educational resources for teachers, including maps, posters, teacher packets, hands-on activities and earth science material.

  • Crushed Stone in NC provides an overview of crushed stone (aggregate) resources and production, plus a virtual tour of an aggregate operation.

  • Building Stone of NC provides an overview of building stone resources, plus a virtual tour of an building stone (dimension stone) operation.

  • Geology of North Carolina explains the diverse rock types which form the "bedrock" of the state.

  • Gold in North Carolina

  • Earthquakes of the SE United States shows epicenters of earthquakes which have occurred in the southeastern United States between 1698 and 1997.

  •  Mineral Resources of North Carolina explains this important part of North Carolina's economy.

  • Topographic Maps of State Parks details which USGS topographic maps cover each of North Carolina's state parks.

Contact Information 

Send questions about earth science education to Randy Bechtel, education outreach geologist with the N.C. Geological Survey. We encourage students to send in questions but we will not write reports or answer test questions. This is not a substitute for studying or library research. We have some example questions and answers on our Frequently Asked Questions list FAQ.

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