Segment Two: The Challenge of Mineral Resources

This video segment gives students a look at modern day mineral resources available on Earth. Students are introduced to renewable and non-renewable resources and our society’s increasing use of raw materials. The video takes students to visit mines and oil drilling sites to learn about the limited nature of these resources. This video reinforces that recycling is one way to extend the Earth’s mineral wealth. Students observe a project investigating the feasibility of recycling trash by separating usable portions for resale as raw materials. This video has a positive tone, placing emphasis on ways to avoid rapid depletion of resources.

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