Did you know that most of the electricity produced and consumed in this country today comes from coal? The story of coal is told in "Coal Today," an educational video sponsored by the American Coal Foundation. The video details thousands of jobs related to coal mining and the coal industry. A 32-page, full-color booklet accompanies the video. This video and other classroom materials are available to educators through West Glen Communications, Inc. at (800) 325-8677.
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Now K-12 students can make 3D characters as seen in computer games, movies and television. ORGANICA from Impulse, Inc. makes 3D modeling easy for teachers to teach and fun for students to learn. This 3D software program is available for PC and Macintosh platforms. Special educational pricing is available as well as teacher inservice programs to help with instruction.
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Industrial Electricity Video Series
Get the basics of industrial electricity from Coastal Skills Training. This seven-part video series is developed for students, maintenance technicians and plant personnel who work with electrical elements and components. The video series presents the basics of electrical theory, alternating currents, conductors, wiring, installation, generators and motors, and more. For a free 10-day preview, contact Coastal Skills Training at (800) 828-8190.
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Pitsco introduces an eight-page catalog for students including more than 60 aerospace products. SpaceMall catalogs are available free to teachers for distribution to students. Visit Pitsco at www.pitsco.com.
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Journey to Egypt's Valley of the Kings with this educational and fun board game from Timbuk II, Inc. WADJET is based on actual events that took place in Egypt's Valley of the Kings in 1923. It offers teachers a subtle teaching tool for history, anthropology, social studies and geography. The game includes a 15,000-word vocabulary, glossaries referring to the customs and culture of ancient Egypt, expedition records and an authentic map of the Valley of the Kings.
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Publication information: Article title: What's New. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Techniques. Volume: 74. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 1999. Page number: 58. © 2007 Association for Career and Technical Education. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.