Project Cornerstone offers in-class activities and field trips to local mining operations.
The organization strives to:
Develop current, consistent and compelling educational materials.
Provide in-class hands-on lessons/activities for students.
Facilitate field trips for schools to local quarries and processing plants to coincide with their Natural Resources and Human Impacts on Earth Systems curriculum. The program will educate students, teachers and parents about mining through visiting a site. A Hold Harmless Agreement provided by the site operator must be signed by the student's parent/guardian prior to the field trip.
The cost of our in-class activities is $150/class. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the cost of field trips. Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!!
This section includes educational materials developed by Project Cornerstone may be copied and distributed in their unaltered form by parents, teachers, students, policy makers, elected officials and community members for the sole purpose of educating about the importance of construction aggregates.
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TEACHER WORKSHOP PRESENTATION
This section includes educational resources developed by various organizations and are provided as additional information to supplement the aggregates education in the classroom. Teachers will find useful websites and videos they can use in their classrooms.
Minerals Education Coalition (MEC)
Women In Mining Education Foundation (WIM)
NSSGA's Interactive Aggregates Map
Chemistry of Concrete
History of Asphalt
America's future is directly tied to the success of the aggregates industry. - National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
"If it can't be grown, then it must be mined." This statement applies to EVERYTHING we use in our daily lives. - Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Paving Asphalt - How It's Made
Middle School Program:
Project Cornerstone provides schools with a connection to the construction industry with a curriculum that supports Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The middle school program is implemented by training teachers through Project Cornerstone’s professional development workshop, where teachers learn to implement a construction industry based NGSS curriculum and gain connections with construction companies in their community.
Thank you to our product sponsors who have donated materials for our hands-on activities.
If your child has or will participate in a Project Cornerstone activity, please download, complete and return the Media Release Form.