EarthComm Earth's Natural Resources: Mineral Resources and Your Community

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Students are challenged to prepare a report to that explains what mineral resources are, how they are used and extracted, and what impact their use has on the environment, all relative to a beverage container students are to design.

Students Will...

  • Understand how mineral resources are tied to other Earth systems.
  • Participate in scientific inquiry and construct logical conclusions based on evidence.
  • Recognize that minerals are an indispensable natural resource whose use and impact on the environment needs to be carefully monitored.
  • Appreciate the value of Earth science information in improving the quality of lives, globally and within the community.