The Canadian Shield: Natural Resources
These Web sites
will provide you with background information.
Canada's Earth Materials
Coming in April 2004
Minerals are the most important economic resource
in the Canadian Shield. At this Web site by the Ministry of Natural Resources,
students can learn about different kinds of mines and participate in a
simulation that allows them to find out why minerals and metals are important,
what minerals and metals are in their homes, and how to start their own
mine. Among the links the site provides is a section on mining careers.
The Canadian Shield has an enormous supply of fresh water that is used
for many purposes, from drinking water to power generation. This water
resource guide from Environment Canada is a detailed source of information
about Canada's fresh water resources and why Canadians can no longer take
this resource for granted.
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