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

A periodic table of elements, this poster helps students learn about the elements that make our world, and their function in our everyday lives. The poster is available in English and/or Spanish. Select language and delivery type (rolled or folded). 37″ x 54″ poster

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

“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

It’s Useless to Be a Resistor

Test whether a mineral sample conducts electricity using a very simple electrical circuit. Some minerals are natural electrical conductors while others are good insulators.

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.

Copper in Our Electrical World Video

“Copper In Our Electrical World” is the first video in the series, “Minerals In Our Electrical World.” Watch the entire video for an overview of copper 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. [19:01]

The Video in different forms:

You can show this video in either its full 19 minute version, or use short excerpts to highlight parts of the copper mining and applications processes.

Full Version: