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AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS INTRODUCES EARTH SCIENCE VIDEODISC SERIES

 BOULDER, COLO., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- American Educational Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMEP), today introduced its first educational videodisc series, a set of advanced teaching tools focusing on 15 earth and environmental science subjects.
 Each videodisc is accompanied by an interactive teacher's guide that is bar-coded to reference segments of the program. Teachers can scan the bar code to automatically advance the program to the segment they wish to highlight or discuss. The series includes still images and graphics keyed to enrichment and discussion questions that facilitate class participation.
 Titles in the series include traditional subjects such as "Volcanoes" and "Hurricanes," as well as topics of current interest, such as "Greenhouse Effect" and "Acid Rain." The 15-disc series will be marketed to schools and teachers nationally.
 "We have long been a leader in helping educators teach more effectively," said Paul D. Whittle, president and CEO of American Educational Products. "This new product line builds upon our award- winning videotape programs by exploiting the random-access technology of videodisc and adding visual enhancements and teaching aids. The result, we believe, is a series that communicates solid science information while creating excitement and encouraging student participation. It is a significant technological step for American Educational Products."
 Like most of the company's products, the videodisc series was developed with the help of professional educators, and addresses a clear trend in the educational industry. More than 130,000 videodisc players currently are used in U.S. public and private K-12 classrooms, double the number in use two years ago. The industry research organization SIMBA estimates 1993 sales of videodisc programs will be approximately $100 million.
 American Educational Products, Inc., headquartered in Boulder, Colo., is comprised of three wholly owned subsidiaries: Summit Learning, Hubbard Scientific and Scott Resources. AEP's subsidiaries develop, manufacture and distribute hands-on educational products for the pre-K- 12 market.
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 /CONTACT: John Swenson of Swenson/Falker Associates 612-371-0000, for American Educational Products; or Michael Hobbs of Scott Resources, 303-484-7445/
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