Intermediate Integrated Resource Unit on Mining (2023 STA Convention)

Description: This Resource Unit is written with a thematic approach to mining, mineral resources, and Earth Science, designed for (but not limited to) the grade 5 curriculum and integrating learning across the curriculum subjects (Science, Math, Social Studies, Art, English). Topics include rocks and minerals, the rock cycle, mining (past, present, and future), mining and the environment, mining careers, mineral exploration, uses of geological natural resources, and more!

The workshop consists of two parts:

  • Part 1: The MineralsEd’s “Rock Star 101” presentation will introduce participants to mining and geology in B.C., rocks and minerals, and the rock cycle. Teachers will have the opportunity to get hands-on by exploring their own MineralsEd Rocks and Minerals Kit and practicing rock and mineral identification.
  • Part 2: Participants will review and discuss lesson plans and classroom activities from the resource unit binder.

This workshop will be in-person. Registrants will receive a resource package from MineralsEd at the workshop. The resource package will include a binder with background information for teachers, classroom activities, a MineralsEd Rock and Mineral kit, MineralsEd Mining Kit, MineralsEd Reclamation Experiment Kit, USB, classroom posters, maps, bookmarks, and more! Binder and select materials also available in French!

Complete description of the resource unit and kit content.

Registration ($50): Register through the 2023 STA Convention Website

Date: Friday, May 5, 2023

Time: 11:45 am - 3:00 pm

Meeting Location: Sullivan Heights Secondary School (6248-144 Street, Surrey, B.C.)

MineralsEd Presenters: Sarah Jackson-Brown (MineralsEd Program Coordinator) and Andi Eisler (MineralsEd Partner-Teacher).

***This workshop is intended for intermediate (grade 4-6) teachers in B.C. Registration priority will be given to teachers who have not taken this workshop in the past.***