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Rinker Materials provides teaching resources and lesson plans for all ages.

The Rinker Materials Coloring Book
Learn about how rocks are made into materials to be used in building houses, roads, schools, and lots of other places and things. 

Your House Comes From A Mine  
Where do all the materials used to build your house come from?

Mining Long Ago & Today  
Two coloring pages to help recognize the difference between the image of the lone prospector a hundred years ago, and today's mining industry.

Where The Sidewalk Begins  
Almost anybody can build a sidewalk but can your community make a sidewalk? There is more to the ingredients of a good sidewalk than you think.

Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History
Take a tour of The Rock Gallery.