Iron Minerals on the Moon

Students will model the process of magnetic separation of minerals that metallurgists use to separate valuable iron minerals from the rest of the minerals in the ore, using common breakfast cereal.

Minerals in My State

Minerals in My State (Grades 6-12)

Students will learn about mineral commodities mined or produced in their home state.
Students will consider the importance of minerals in their everyday lives, now and in the future, in relation to the availability of critical minerals.

Electricity Primer

This eight-page National Energy Foundation publication provides background information on electricity, a glossary and related hands-on activities.

This is a good companion piece to the Iron In Our Electrical World Video and Coal Poster.

11″ x 17″ two-color newspaper-format

Suggested Grades: 3 – 8

Wonder of Crystals/Switched On Mining/ Mining at Play Poster

Three posters (cut to separate):

Wonder of Crystals poster (16” x 23”). 20 crystal specimen color photos.

Switched on Mining poster (11 ½” x 16”). It’s easy to forget when you are playing that you are using products from mining every day. Photo of girl on cell phone, with laptop, calculator, and book-bag show the minerals in each product. Shows how minerals are used for our everyday lifestyles.

Mining at Play poster (11 ½” x 16”). It’s easy to forget when you are playing that you are using products from mining every day. Photo of boy on bike, with helmet and iPod show the minerals in each product. Shows how minerals are used for our everyday lifestyles.

Total size 23” x 32”

Use of Elements Periodic Table – Paper Poster (Updated)

Product Codes:
5107-0: English, Folded

This large, updated Use of Elements poster helps students learn not only about the elements that make our world, but also their function in our everyday lives. 35″ x 53″ poster; English, folded; $8

Blue Marble (English-language) double-sided, vinyl poster

Blue Marble/Creating a Universe periodic table on one side describes history and common uses of the elements. The periodic table on the other side shows a color image of each element and a description. Printed on “indestructible vinyl.” 54” x 36” double-sided vinyl poster