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Performance Assessment: Different Needs, Difficult Answers is available through the Educational Testing Service Trustees' Colloquy free of charge. This is a 24-page booklet that will help you decide if performance assessment is right for your classroom. Write to: Communications Services, Mail Stop 50-D, Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08541.

"The Best of Edison." Science Teaching Kits is a teacher resource guide which contains 73 Edison experiments. It is available upon request on school letterhead for $1.00. The experiments are appropriate for grades 4-9. Many of these are from previously published guides by the Thomas Alva Edison Foundation. They cover the topics of energy conservation, alternative energy sources, environmental experiments, energy for the future, useful science projects, nuclear experiments, static electricity and more. Write to the Charles Edison Fund, 101 S. Harrison Street, East Orange, NJ 07018.

Harmony. A Partnership with a Healthy Land is available through the Natural Resources Conservation Service which is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The "action packet" provides two informative posters about wetlands and watersheds. A listing of national and state wetland contacts may provide further information. Also included is a 4-page activity insert for children. The emphasis of this packet is action and provides suggestions on "Things You Can do to Help Protect the Wetlands in Your Area." Contact: Natural Resources Conservation Service, Federal Building, Room 443, 10 East Babcock Street, Bozeman, MT 59715 or call 1-800-THE-SOIL.

"The Journey Inside: The Computer" is offered by the Intel Corporation. The teacher's guide is a 289-page guide including six units and a glossary. The kit includes overheads, a video classroom poster, silicon wafer, microprocessor, Pentium chip, batteries and additional materials packaged in a box that resembles a personal computer. Intel will mail the kit free of charge to teachers of grades 5-9 for teaching math, science or computers. Obtain a brochure with a request form by calling 800-346-3029, ext. 143.