Material Property and Volume Exercise


Students grades 9-12 will calculate the volume of a conical shaped stockpile, then calculate how much Portland Cement concrete highway pavement may be constructed from a stockpile volume of coarse aggregate.


Create a Development Plan for a New Reservoir Activity

Students grades 9-12 will learn what features and attractions to build around a body of water in a newly developed recreational area, and how these features, attractions and activity sites should be placed.

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A World of Minerals in Your Mobile Device

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.