The Life Cycle of a Mineral Deposit: A Teacher's Guide for Hands-On Mineral Education Activities

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Link to Resource: https://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/2005/17/
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Summary:This teacher's guide defines what a mineral deposit is and how a mineral deposit is identified and measured, how the mineral resources are extracted, and how the mining site is reclaimed; how minerals and mineral resources are processed; and how we use mineral resources in our every day lives. Included are 10 activitybased learning exercises that educate students on basic geologic concepts; the processes of finding, identifying, and extracting the resources from a mineral deposit; and the uses of minerals. The guide is intended for K through 12 Earth science teachers and students and is designed to meet the National Science Content Standards as defined by the National Research Council (1996).
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3; Big Idea 7
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.A; ESS3.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS3-1; HS-ESS3-2; MS-ESS3-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation
Subjects: earth science; geology; mineral resources; mining; rocks; soils
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