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You use electromagnets every day. There are lots in everyday objects like your computer and doorbell. But what are they? Electromagnets are any metal objects that act as magnets when an electric current moves through it. When an electric current is not moving through it, the object acts like a...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Dig Into Mining , The Story of Copper is an interactive educational program for students grades 6-8 that uncovers the use of metals such as copper in our everyday life, and provides students a deeper understanding of today's hard rock mining industry. The initiative equips educators, students and...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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The Blue Grass Gem and Mineral Club was founded in 1964 by a group of kindred souls, each with an interest in some aspect of the hobby. Initially the Club was named “The Blue Grass Rock Club-” but the word “rock” took on a different meaning over the years, and we had...
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Published in 2014
Have you ever watched a fireworks show and wondered how all the different colors -, amazing reds, yellows, oranges, blues, purples, greens, and more -, are made? The color, or colors, that a firework makes depends on what color-producing chemicals are in the firework. These chemicals are various...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) whose nearly 15-000 membership represents all professionals serving the minerals industry in more than 85 countries. SME members are engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators,...
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Founded in 1966, the club is for everyone, age 9-99, interested in earth sciences, collecting minerals, crystals, fossils, cutting, grinding and polishing stones, tumbling stones, etching and carving stones, silver inlay, beadwork and silversmithing.
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The Baton Rouge Gem & Mineral Society is organized to promote interest in the various earth sciences, in particular those areas dealing with the science of gems, minerals and fossils, the art of cutting and polishing gemstones, metal crafts, jewelry arts, and all related fields. The club is a not...
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The general purpose is to provide education and encourage the knowledge and study of mineralogy, geology, paleontology, earth sciences, metal crafts and the lapidary arts.
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The Charlotte Gem & Mineral Club's purpose is to foster interest in, and promote knowledge of, minerals, gems, fossils, and all earth sciences. We also disseminate information and instruction in the lapidary arts and the utilization of precious metals in our crafts. These purposes are accomplished...
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Coal is an organic sedimentary rock that is formed by the compaction and hardening of plant remains. Because coal is mostly composed of carbon, it is a rock that burns in air. The heat that is released by burning coal is used as the primary source of energy for the generation of electricity. About...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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A treasure hunt is exciting and fun, and there are many kinds of treasures to discover. A hurricane off the coast of Florida in 1662 caused the Atocha, a Spanish galleon, to sink. This book describes the many-years-long search for the treasure believed to be on it. What could be left of a ship that...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4
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Visiting Ellis Island, the port of entry for millions of immigrants who came to America with hopes and dreams for a better life, is a trip back into the past. LeVar explores the purpose of the island and then visits the Statue of Liberty where he climbs to the top to see how this important symbol is...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4
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Arizona and mining have long shared history. From jobs to economic development and much more, mining has been part of the state's infrastructure for more than a century. At the Arizona Mining Association, we work to ensure mining also has a bright future in the Grand Canyon State. Take advantage of...
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Published in 2016
Learn about Dan's education and path to a geoscience career. Dan received a BS degree in Geology. He has worked around the world to explore and improve the recovery of Earth's natural resources. He is currently a consultant in the mining and metals industry, with expertise in operations and...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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"Mining is a complex process in which valuable or useful materials are removed from large masses of rock. In this activity, students use birdseed and colored beads to mine for """"precious metals"""" and """"gold."""" At th end of the activity, students can count up their winnings. The students gain...
Grade Level   4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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"""""Thar's gold in them thar classrooms!"""" History meets Earth science in the fun, hands-on activity below. Students pan for gold and other minerals, experiencing what early settlers of the Western US went through. Some gold deposits, or lodes, are found in veins of fractured rock. After millions...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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"The ASM Materials Education Foundation awards 20 grants of ¤500 annually to help K-12 teachers bring the real world of materials science into their classrooms. """"Living in a Material World"""" grants recognize teacher creativity. The ASM Materials Education Foundation sponsors 20 annual...
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