This historic building was built in 1899 as the First National Bank in Media, PA. The building is excellent to help students learn not only about local history, but building stone geology. This building was designed by John Dilks and is an example of French Renaissance Revival architecture. The building is constructed of muscovite schist and granite pillars and accents.


Building stone geology of First National Bank

Blog post - Primary Sources in Science Classrooms: Severe Weather and Community Resilience

Library of Congress

PAESTA member and Library of Congress 2015-16 Science Teacher in Residence Trey Smith shared this informative blog post with us, highlighting the vaue of using primary sources in the science classroom - specifically for severe weather and community resilience. Check out his post on the Library of Congress website: