2023 MEC Mineral BabyDid you know the average American will need 3.07 million pounds of minerals, metals and fuels in their lifetime? The 2023 MEC Mineral Baby illustrates the important work of the mining industry to support our daily lives.
Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA)—Thank you!MEC thanks the Mining & Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA) for their generous annual contributions. MMSA's support is an important component in MEC's ability to serve its mission of providing mining and minerals education for grades K-12 and the general public.
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.
MEC StoreLow cost, supplemental materials include kits, videos, posters, bookmarks, activities and teacher guides.
Careers in MiningThere are hundreds of careers related to mining, from accountant to mining engineer to welder. Careers in mining offer the opportunity for world travel, good income and the chance to make a difference.
Education Resources Database
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Education Standards Correlation
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