Move Mining Next Gen – Vote for Your Favorite Video for People’s Choice!It's time to vote for your favorite submission of student videos showing how important mining and minerals are in our lives. The vote determines the winner of the People's Choice. Voting ends February 14, 2019. The videos can be found on www.MoveMiningNextGen.org.
Weekly Fun Fact: What provides the carbon that is used to separate iron from iron oxide for making steel?Click for the answer to this week's fun fact!
MEC NewsMEC attends three NSTA area conferences annually, giving out hundreds of free mineral kits to teachers. Check out this year's events!
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.
Earth Science WeekOctober 14-20, 2018 is Earth Science Week (ESW). Sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), ESW promotes geosciences in the K-12 classroom. This year, MEC’s new “From Quarry To Crop” resources are highlighted in the ESW Toolkit.
MEC StoreLow cost, supplemental materials include kits, videos, posters, bookmarks, activities and teacher guides.
2018 Mineral BabyDid you know the average American uses more than three million pounds of minerals, metals and fuels in his or her lifetime? The 2018 Mineral Baby illustrates the important work of the mining industry to support our daily lives.
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Education Standards Correlation
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