The Education GeoSource database has thousands of free resources, from lessons to outreach and teacher professional development, for use in classrooms, scout programs, or at home.
This fact sheet from the U.S. Geological Survey shows ore minerals that are sources of mineral commodities used to make cell phones and a map of the countries that produce some of these minerals.
This Mining Fact Sheet summarizes major mining and mineral processing tools and techniques and highlights critical metals.
This Mineral Resources Fact Sheet discusses some of today’s important mineral and mining topics such as minerals in your diet, industrial and construction minerals, minerals in green technology, artisanal mining and conflicts and efforts to address these.
Download this PowerPoint presentation to show students descriptions of some mining-related careers.
From accountants to welders, find out about the many, varied careers that make mining work.
Your talents and interests could lead to a career in mining. Geologists, industrial designers, mining engineers, and more have the possibility of world travel, good income, and a chance to make a difference with their work. List of mining-related careers on one 8 ½” x 11″ sheet.
Mining 101 is a 66-slide PowerPoint presentation, created as a teaching tool for your classroom. Divided into three sections, the lessons can be taught in 2 – 3 days. The lessons have been created for grades 5 – 12, but can be adapted to any grade or age. By utilizing the extension activities and related MEC resources (listed in the presentation), the possibilities are endless!