Move Mining Next Gen – Enter Now!Send your K-12 student entries into the Move Mining Next Gen competition by January 14, 2019. The top prize is $1,000! Tell the story of why mining and minerals are so important in our lives.
Weekly Fun Fact: What percent of diamonds come from coal?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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