Educational Resources DatabaseSearch K-12 educational resources on mining and minerals, including lessons and activities, presentations and handouts, audio/visual materials, low-cost supplemental materials, teacher guides and non-English language materials.
Careers in MiningThere are hundreds of careers related to mining, from accountant to mining engineer to welder. Careers in mining offer the opportunity for world travel, good income and the chance to make a difference.
Industrial MineralsFind the new Industrial Minerals Poster plus activities, videos and more. Clay, talc, salt, potash, phosphate and diamond are some of the industrial minerals used to make the things we use in our daily lives, from cosmetics to fertilizers.
MetalsCopper, gold, iron, molybdenum, and silver are some of the metals that are crucial in making the things we use in our daily lives. Find educational activities, videos, low-cost supplemental materials and more for K-12 classrooms.
2016 Mineral BabyDid you know the average American uses more than three million pounds of minerals, metals and fuels in his or her lifetime? The 2016 Mineral Baby illustrates the important work of the mining industry to support our daily lives.
Education Standards CorrelationBy aligning MEC’s educational resources with state and federal standards, they are not only content-rich and engaging, they match-up with educators’ goals. Relevant and informational posters, activities, and lessons are available online at no cost, or low cost, to anyone.
SME Members – Get Involved!Education about minerals and mining is crucial to the future of the mining industry. Use these resources to help the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) and the MEC explain the importance of mined minerals in everyday life.
Molybdenum is used in many common objects. Where are places you might find moly being used?Click for the answer to this week's fun fact!
MEC StoreLow cost, supplemental materials include kits, videos, posters, bookmarks, activities and teacher guides.
Newmont MiningThe MEC would like to thank Newmont Mining Corporation for their generous contributions. A leader in the gold mining industry, Newmont is a continuing supporter of mining and minerals K-12 education.