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Interesting Resources for Students and Teachers

Under this section you will find interesting resources for students and teachers eager to learn more about mineral resources, mining industry, nuclear energy, sustainability and circular economy.

You will find out information about Courses and lectures that we offer, books, videos, games and interesting websites that will help you to better understand the vital role that mineral resources play nowadays for the Society to achieve Sustainable Development and Decarbonization goals.

Courses and Lectures for High School students

CL01: Underground Cultural Heritage
  • Content:
  • Suitable for:
  • From grade level: 9
  • Participants: at least 5, max. 20 or number of students in the respective school class
  • Duration: 45 - 120 min
  • Type: Lecture at the university or high school (with demonstrations)
  • Period: all year around
  • Speaker:
  • Languages: German, English, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Mongolian
  • Registration: Please, send your inquiry to [Email address]

Books & Brochures

TitleDescription
SDGs Leaflet - Euromines European Mineral Raw Materials enabling SDGs
Providing Metals and Minerals for Carbon Neutrality - Euromines In past years the extractive industry has radically progressed in productivity and energy efficiency and is still implementing new solutions aiming at further reducing the energy consumption/unit and improving carbon-intensive operations. As the world shifts to a low-carbon future, mining companies explore methods of decarbonisation in order to efficiently and effectively fulfil the continued increasing demand for resources.

Videos

TitleDescription
Potash Mining VideoEvery plant needs three basic elements to grow nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Potassium (K) is important to plants because it acts as a regulator. It helps plants efficiently use water, transfer food, and protect against structural stress. So where do we get the K in fertilizer that provides all these great benefits? This short video shows the process of creating potash fertilizer, complete with unique footage of potash mines, evaporation ponds, and depictions of ancient evaporated inland oceans.
Iron in Our Electrical World VideoWatch the entire video for an overview of Iron and its importance to our everyday lives, or pause after each section for further discussion or activities in your classroom or presentation. This video was produced through a partnership between the Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) and the Edison Tech Center.
Ground Rules: Mining Right for a Sustainable Future Video"Ground Rules: Mining Right for a Sustainable Future" follows the development of new and operating mines as geologists, engineers and mine managers tackle complex problems and draw on the experiences and achievements of other mine sites to illustrate creative and core concepts of sustainable development and social responsibility.
Copper in Our Electrical World VideoWatch the entire video for an overview of copper and its importance to our everyday lives, or pause after each section for further discussion or activities in your classroom or presentation. This video was produced through a partnership between the Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) and the Edison Tech Center.
Sandvik – The Next Generation of Autonomous MiningThe AutoMine® Concept is Sandvik’s future vision and concept for autonomous mining equipment. The fully working and autonomous AutoMine® Concept vehicle is based on the latest technologies and equipped with completely new sensing capabilities and artificial intelligence to enhance mining operations.

Games

TitleDescription
In the Loop Game Making circular economy fun and understandable
Go Goals The SDG Board Game for children
Minecraft - Education Edition A game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - Student ResourcesLearning about sustainable development from an early age The materials available on this page are for adults and youth alike – a fun and engaging way to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals and what you can do to take action to make them a reality.

Websites

TitleDescription
The Value of Minerals and Metals - ICMM Metals and minerals are essential to almost all aspects of life; they enable farming, healthcare, communications, water and energy supply, transport, space technology, and the construction of our cities. And they will arguably become more important as they will help to deliver pathways for a greener, safer and more sustainable future.
EIT Raw Materials The mission of EIT RawMaterials is to enable sustainable competitiveness of the European minerals, metals and materials sector along the value chain by driving innovation, education and entrepreneurship.
European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA)ERMA aims to make Europe economically more resilient by diversifying its supply chains, creating jobs, attracting investments to the raw materials value chain, fostering innovation, training young talents and contributing to the best enabling framework for raw materials and the Circular Economy worldwide
Minerals Education Coalition Informing and educating about the importance of minerals and mining.
Raw Materials Initiative Securing reliable and unhindered access to raw materials is important for the EU. In the EU, there are at least 30 million jobs depending on the availability of raw materials. The European Commission’s actions to ensure a sustainable supply of these materials can be divided into 2 interlinked parts: the raw materials initiative and the European innovation partnership on raw materials.
European Underground Laboraties Network EUL offers an innovation and business platform for individual companies, research centres and universities on regional, national and international levels. We help businesses develop concepts, processes, products and services that need an underground infrastructure.
Learn about nuclear energyNuclear power plants make safe global-scale sustainable energy
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) The IAEA is the world's centre for cooperation in the nuclear field and seeks to promote the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technologies.