Lesson One: Minerals in the Know
Students apply an understanding of what stewardship is in relation to their own surroundings and how it applies to Wyoming.
Lesson Two: Wyoming Minerals Rock!
Students research Wyoming’s minerals and see that they are unique and important to everyone’s daily life.
Lesson Three: Let’s Dig It!
Students gather facts from various sources to understand where Wyoming’s minerals are found and how they are mined.
Lesson Four: Show Me the Money!
Students learn about Wyoming’s economy and the large contribution minerals provide to the economy.
Lesson Five: Just a Little Off the Top
Students create a model of the reclamation process and make connections between their model and actual mines.
Lesson Six: Attention Please!
Students learn about why technological innovations are important to the stewardship of Wyoming’s nonrenewable minerals.