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.
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.
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.
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.