Keep learning about geology after your visit to the Clarence R. Smith Mineral Museum!
Below you will find links to external websites containing educational content.
Please note that the Clarence R. Smith Mineral Museum is not affiliated with these online resources.
- Lesson Plans & Resources:
- Earth science lesson plans from The Science Spot
- Contact a USGS geologist
- Archive of EARTH magazine online articles
- Plate Motion Calculator
- List of U.S. state minerals, rocks, stones, and gemstones
- List of Mineral-related links
- Free Models to print and color for various items including: Earthquake, ocean crust, jetty, & more
- National Park Service – Educators page
- HHMI Biointeractive – teaching resources
- Groundwater.org – teaching resources
- Lesson plan about erosion and sediment transportation
- USGS publications
- Interactive Periodic Table
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lesson Plans
- The National Map
- Living with a volcano in your backyard – an educator’s guide with emphasis on Mount Rainier
- Modeling and Measuring Volcanic Eruptions
- Volcano Webquest
- Interactive Rock Cycle 1
- Interactive Rock Cycle 2
- Games & Activities:
- Old Rock (is not boring) – website also has activities to go along with the book
Or use the tabs below to explore links related to your favorite museum display:
If you liked our ore minerals display case, you may be interested in learning about minerals as natural resources! If you are in the Youngstown area, we recommend a visit to the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor (also known as the Steel Museum) to learn more about iron ore.
We also recommend learning more about the history of mining, types of mines, environmental impact of mining, types of minerals and rocks that are used in your everyday life, and renewable vs nonrenewable resources. Here are links to external websites to get you started:
- Lesson Plans & Resources
- USGS National Minerals Information Center – data, statistics, yearly summaries, and publications about mined minerals