Mined Minerals in My Day Coloring and Activity Book

The new Mined Minerals in My Day coloring and activity book is designed for children grades K-2 (ages 5-8). It provides a fun, hands-on way for young children to learn more about the importance of mined minerals in their daily lives. Children can color pages about mined minerals in their meal, home, and community. They can color a surface and an underground mine, and enjoy a word search, a word scramble, and more. QR codes lead to more K-2 activities and information in the MEC website. This is a fun opportunity for young students to observe mineral shapes, understand simple mining-related concepts, and explore the importance of mined minerals in all of our lives.

Industrial Minerals Poster

Industrial Minerals are non-metallic, non-fuel minerals that are used in everything from cosmetics to pharmaceuticals. The front of the poster depicts 12 common industrial minerals and some of the important ways in which they are used. The back of the poster contains a map of industrial mineral producing areas of the United States, mine examples and three simple hands-on activities for testing mineral properties in the classroom. 36” x 24” 2-sided poster created in collaboration with the Industrial Minerals Association of North America.

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

Laminated Mineral Bookmarks

The full-color rocks, minerals, metals and elements bookmark set features 40 mineral commodities with photos, information, everyday uses, and classification guides. Each bookmark has information printed on front and back. The 40 individual bookmarks are laminated, packaged into complete sets, and are ready for classroom use.

Tested by Fire

Everyone loves fireworks and students often wonder how fireworks get their rich colors. Using the flame test, students can produce their own colored flames and learn about fireworks, minerals, and their common elements.

Mineral Taste Test

Detect differences in minerals and rocks using your sense of taste. Some common minerals dissolve quickly and have a distinctive taste; others don’t dissolve, but have a characteristic texture when tasted.

Halite (Salt) SMART Lesson

Explore the mineral halite through an interactive and ready-to-use SMART board lesson. Students will discover how halite is used and how and where it is mined. SMART software required to use this activity.