Mining: Minerals and the Products of Mining
GRADE LEVEL: 5-8
ACADEMIC SUBJECT(S) MOST APPROPRIATE FOR ACTIVITY: General
Women in Mining
TIME TO COMPLETE: 1 Class Period
Everything we use on Earth that is not made of plants or animals is made of minerals. These minerals are our natural resources. They are mined to that we can have all of the products we’re used to using. Even though over 99 percent of the Earth’s surface has never been mined, it’s important to remember that minerals exist in limited supply. We should be aware of what products they provide us with and use our mineral resources wisely.
- learn to identify some of the mineral products they use each day and give examples of mineral products in the classroom.
- partake in classroom discussion highlighting the importance of certain minerals in everyday products.