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.
MEC EventsPart of the Minerals Education Coalition’s mission is to inform and educate the general public about the importance of mining in their everyday lives. MEC staff and volunteers will be staffing the following events.
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.
Earth Science WeekEarth Science Week (ESW) promotes geosciences in the K-12 classroom and is sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI). In support of this year’s theme - “Our Geoheritage” - MEC is providing “Money and Mining” educational activities to the ESW Toolkit and website.
Mining & Mineral StatisticsMineral Usage Statistics Each year, new minerals must be mined. We all rely on these minerals so that we can enjoy our lifestyles and health.
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!
Education Resources Database
Search all MEC materials including lessons and activities, presentations and handouts, audio/visual materials, low-cost supplemental materials, teacher guides and non-English language materials.
Education Standards Correlation
Search MEC materials for correlations with the full array of Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core standards in Language Arts, Math, Arts Education and Social Studies including Geography, History and Economics and all state standards.