Hands-on, critical thinking activities introduce intermediate students to the formation of coal, the coal mining process, reclamation of lands, uses of coal, electricity generation, and advantages and disadvantages of utilizing coal. 112 pages. Find related curricula at www.need.org.
Topic: History of Mining
Copper: More Than Metal
Delve into the mining, processing and use of the important metal copper in a 16-page unit created by Freeport-McMoRan.
Gold Panning Kit
Everything needed to pan for gold: 12″ Thermoplastic gold pan; Gold-bearing sand (with guaranteed gold); Instruction book printed in English, French, Japanese, German,Spanish, Greek, Italian, Korean, Swedish, and Chinese; Hand Lens; Magnet; Eyedropper Display Vial for GOLD; and “Secrets of Gold Panning” book.
Fire from the Rock
Early settlers used flint and steel to start fires. Relive the days of the early pioneers when they strike sparks from flint to make a fire.
Iron in Our Electrical World Video
“Iron in Our Electrical World” is the second video in the series, “Minerals In Our Electrical World”. Watch the entire video for an overview of Iron and its importance to our everyday lives, or pause after each section for further discussion or activities in your classroom or presentation. This video was produced through a partnership between the Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) and the Edison Tech Center. [18:41]
This video is a companion piece to the Iron Mining and Processing for Electrical Uses Poster. The video and poster are designed to enhance high school curricula in geology, chemistry, physics and engineering.
Mining Legends Activity
Learn about discoveries of gold in the U.S. and conduct some suggested activities.
Learn the importance of copper to human history, how the use of copper has changed over time, and different types of copper ores.
Mining Long Ago Coloring Page
Miners helped settle much of the Wild West.
Farming Long Ago Coloring Page
Long ago, many people were farmers who worked hard to grow food for their families.
Home on the Range Story
Find out if “Home On The Range” was really written by Colorado gold miners and enjoy a miner’s version of the lyrics.