About MEC

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.

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Mining & Careers Resources

MEC has created a series of mining & minerals career resources to show students how an interest in STEM subjects can lead to a rewarding career in the mining industry.

Find Mining & Career bookmarks and interviews with mining professionals here.

 

 

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K-12 Education

The Minerals Education Coalition’s (MEC) mission is to identify, produce and disseminate fact-based K-12 minerals education lessons and activities. MEC creates K – 12 original educational lessons, activities, videos and other supplemental materials, and features mineral and mining resources gathered from other providers.

MEC’s lessons and activities are designed to provide an understanding of minerals as a natural resource and how they are mined, processed and used in products. The lessons and activities are designed to engage students so that they will be likely to complete the assignments and have a desire to continue learning about the importance of minerals in their daily lives. Teachers can use MEC content as a pre-assignment for flipped learning, a class activity or as an extension activity to supplement a school’s adopted curriculum.

MEC online educational resources are available to teachers for classroom use at no cost. Please visit our Reprint Policy for school or other uses.

Although we have grouped MEC content by grade spans according to National Science Standards, we hope that you will explore the educational resources from all grades and adapt the materials to fit your educational goals and needs!

Explore Our Site:

Grades K – 5
Activities/Teaching Ideas
Coloring Pages
SMART Board Lessons

Grades 6 – 8
Activities/Teaching Ideas
Minerals in the Real World mini-lessons
SMART Board Lessons

Grades 9 -12
Activities/Teaching Ideas

Aggregates Teacher Guide
This guide will help you get the most out of MEC’s free online educational resources, low-cost supplemental materials, and other available aggregate teaching resources. Click here for the Aggregates Teacher Guide.

Classroom Demonstrations
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Videos & Presentations
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