The Minerals Education Coalition’s (MEC) mission is to identify, produce and disseminate fact-based K-12 minerals education lessons and activities and to inform and educate the general public about the importance of mining in their everyday lives.
Click here to learn more about the Minerals Education Coalition.
Back to School Resources! Teach your students that aggregates are the most mined materials in the world. MEC’s new Aggregates poster includes four aggregates-themed activities. The Aggregates Teacher Guide provides additional educational resources on aggregates for your classroom.
Click here to download the Aggregates Teacher Guide.
Click here to order the Aggregates poster
Each year, new minerals must be mined to support our lives and lifestyles. The Mineral Baby shows examples of the 3.03 million pounds of minerals, metals and fuels the average American will need in their lifetime.
Click here to view additional mineral resource statistics.
Is Mining Important? You Bet!
Everything we depend on is either made from minerals or relies on minerals for its production.
Find out why you absolutely, positively, must have someone somewhere, who develops the resources you use every day.
The Importance of Mining - (3.2 MB, PDF)
The Importance of Mining Teacher Notes - (303 KB, PDF)
Mining 101 Presentation - (PPT)
Mining 101 Presentation (as PDF)
Mining 101 Teacher Notes - (PDF)