This fact sheet from the U.S. Geological Survey shows ore minerals that are sources of mineral commodities used to make cell phones and a map of the countries that produce some of these minerals.
Mining Fact Sheet
This Mining Fact Sheet summarizes major mining and mineral processing tools and techniques and highlights critical metals.
Mineral Resources Fact Sheet
This Mineral Resources Fact Sheet discusses some of today’s important mineral and mining topics such as minerals in your diet, industrial and construction minerals, minerals in green technology, artisanal mining and conflicts and efforts to address these.
The Life Cycle of a Mineral Deposit – A Teacher’s Guide for Hands-on Mineral Education Activities
Information, a glossary, and activities on finding, identifying, and extracting mineral resources used in our everyday lives.
Nevada Mining Association Hands-On Mineral Education Activities
Conduct learning activities all about mining, processing ore, and the properties, chemistry and importance of minerals and their uses. The activities can be filtered by Grade Level.
Teaming Up for Environmental Action: Aggregates Activity
Learn about the aggregate industry and explore problems, concerns, and solutions through a group activity. Activity is from Mining Matters (Canada).
Ground Rules: Mining Right for a Sustainable Future Lesson Plans
75 lesson plans, appropriate for grades 6-12, exploring mining, ore processing, geology, and minerals in everyday life, available in English and Spanish, enhance the video.
Ground Rules: Mining Right for a Sustainable Future Video
Embark on a 23-minute tour across almost every continent where people are working to produce the minerals on which our modern world depends. The film, from Caterpillar and Science North, is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French, plus English with Chinese subtitles.
Rocks/Minerals Bookmark Posters
A – L Rocks/Minerals Bookmark poster (23” x 32 ½”)
M – Z Rocks/Minerals Bookmark poster (23” x 32 ½”)
Each 23” x 32 ½” poster shows 40 common rocks & minerals. Each bookmark shows one rock/mineral with picture, uses and characteristics. Cut to separate. Can be laminated after cut. 2 – 23” x 32 ½” posters
Everything Is Made From Something Poster
An average American house requires many natural resources. Learn about the many resources required to build a home.
32” x 23”; folded; one-sided
Suggested Grades: ALL