High School Resources

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Utilize these free resources for 9th-12th  grade classrooms to develop key STEM, critical thinking and problem-solving skills in your students. All resources are aligned to national education standards.

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Classroom Extensions

Reinforce core math and science concepts with these real-world mining challenges.

  • Innovation in Mining [PDF] Students will investigate how the mining industry reduces costs, enhances safety, and increases productivity using a variety of techniques and innovations.
  • Microbial Mining [PDF] Students will explore the role biological technology plays in mining and wastewater treatment by researching how microorganisms are being used to treat and restore metal-contaminated wastewater.
  • Satellite Studies with Mining Geoimages [PDF] Students will work in groups to identify and mark the footprints and boundaries of a mine using satellite imagery and learn how satellites give us valuable information about mines and the areas that surround them.
  • Dig Into Mining Careers Exploration

    Students will answer a series of questions about their preferences, interests, hobbies and skills to uncover a variety of in demand mining careers that match their responses. Use this interactive to help students discover future careers that they could excel at and enjoy!

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Virtual Field Trip Archive

Inspire your students to explore metals in their everyday lives with an inside look into the world of copper extraction.


STEM Resources

From lesson plans, to career exploration games to STEM programs and statistics, you’ll find a plethora of resources here that help prepare students and teachers for STEM success.