Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources: Minerals and WiFi

Mineral resources play an important role in keeping us connected to each other.

Whether wired or wireless, communication equipment relies on copper wire to provide power. That copper must be mined from the ground or recycled. In 2019, 35% of the copper used in the USA was scrap or recycled copper. That means that 65% of the copper we used was newly mined out of the ground. Explore how we use copper to connect to each other in this educational video for 3rd to 7th graders.

Minerals Make It is a video series where 3rd through 7th graders can explore how we use minerals in our daily lives and where we get those mineral from.

Learn more about minerals in our lives at https://minerals.arizona.edu/engagement.

Science Topics
Advanced Manufacturing, Geology
K-6, Middle School
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade

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