Saskatchewan Mining Association Education Outreach

This organization provides free lesson plans for elementary, middle and secondary teachers and students. In addition to searching the database of activities, helpful references, career profiles, video series and more are offered.  Topics include potash mining, uranium processing, gold and coal mining, and related chemistry. Some reference materials are available in French.

Aquifer in a Cup

Students build a model to see what groundwater looks like and learn some basic groundwater vocabulary.

A Paste with a Taste Activity

To allow students to produce a “marketable” product made from minerals that are used by most people every day. Both the abrasive and cleansing compounds found in toothpaste, calcium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, are mined mineral commodities. Students adjust recipes to affect the flavor of the toothpaste they make.  Worksheet included.

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.

Safe As a Mine

Students will learn about the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) used in mining, as well as innovations that make a safe industry even safer.

Use the Mining PPE information sheet with the Safe as a Mine Activity.