Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources: Minerals and Writing

Writing is a very important way to communicate.

We often learn to write with a pencil. But did you ever wonder why the black part that writes is called “lead?” Or have you wondered what it is actually made of? We’ll answer those question as we explore how we use minerals in writing.


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.

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K-6, Middle School
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade

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