Move Mining Next GenVote for your favorite Move Mining Next Gen video! Voting open through December 13, 2017.
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.
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.
Weekly Fun Fact: Emerald, a deep green gemstone, is a variety of what mineral?Click for the answer to this week's fun fact!
Earth Science WeekOctober 8-14, 2017, is Earth Science Week (ESW). Sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), ESW promotes geosciences in the K-12 classroom. This year, MEC’s new “What’s In My Toothpaste?” game, with glossy game board, is part of the ESW Toolkit.
NSTA Fall ConferencesMEC will attend three NSTA area conferences this fall to provide free teaching resources and mineral samples to teachers! The conferences are in Baltimore (October 5-7), Milwaukee (November 9-11), and New Orleans (November 30-December 2).
MEC NewsIt's time to vote on the Move Mining Next Gen video entries, and teachers received 1,000 free rock and mineral kits at the National Science Teachers Association area conference in Milwaukee.
MEC StoreLow cost, supplemental materials include kits, videos, posters, bookmarks, activities and teacher guides.
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.
Mining & Mineral StatisticsFind valuable sources of information about mineral usage and minerals mined, energy information, and other mining statistics.
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