Careers in Mining (Interviews)

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Link to Resource: http://mineralseducationcoalition.org/mining-minerals-information/careers-in-mining/
Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Language:English
Organization:Minerals Education Coalition (MEC)
Summary:Today's world faces complex problems. We all need to work together to manage the Earth's natural resources wisely. More scientists and engineers will be called upon to find the answers we need, especially in the mining industry since it supplies the world's mineral products. There are literally hundreds of careers related to mining. Careers in mining offer the opportunity for world travel, good income and the opportunity to make a difference. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM subjects) are used by mining professionals throughout the industry. Listen to these interviews to see how interest in STEM subjects can lead to a rewarding career in the mining industry.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:4-ESS3-1; HS-ESS3-1; HS-ESS3-2; K-ESS3-1; MS-ESS3-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Engaging in argument from evidence; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; careers; coal; critical minerals; elementary school; high school; industrial minerals; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; mec; middle school; minerals; mining; natural resources
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