Move Mining Next Gen – Enter the Contest!K-12 students, create your 3-minute video about the importance of minerals and mining, and you could win $1,000!
2020 Mineral BabyDid you know the average American uses more than three million pounds of minerals, metals and fuels in their lifetime? The 2020 MEC Mineral Baby illustrates the important work of the mining industry to support our daily lives.
Earth Science WeekOctober 11-17, 2020 is Earth Science Week (ESW). Sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), ESW promotes geosciences in the K-12 classroom. Enjoy the new MEC Sort It Out! educational unit, especially on Minerals Day, October 12, 2020!
Scifest All AccessVisit the MEC booth at the SciFest All Access virtual science festival to see the new MEC Careers in Mining video and more!
Educational Resources DatabaseSearch K-12 educational resources on mining and minerals, including lessons and activities, presentations and handouts, audio/visual materials, low-cost supplemental materials, teacher guides and non-English language materials.
Education Standards CorrelationBy aligning MEC’s educational resources with state and federal standards, they are not only content-rich and engaging, they match-up with educators’ goals. Relevant and informational posters, activities, and lessons are available online at no cost, or low cost, to anyone.
Videos and Virtual ToursExplore these videos and virtual tours at home.
MEC StoreLow cost, supplemental materials include kits, videos, posters, bookmarks, activities and teacher guides.
Education Resources Database
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Education Standards Correlation
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