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      10-19 yrs

      With mineral recognition key MineralCheck, students will be able to determine the name of most common minerals. Follow the instructions and experiments in MineralCheck, which will take you step by step to the correct answer. In doing so, use teaching aids to help you decide on the answer. (download pdf ) 

      Summary in SlovenianS ključem za prepoznavanje tipičnih mineralov MineralCheck, lahko učenci prepoznavajo najpogostejše minerale v šolski geološki zbirki. S sledenjem navodilom in poizkusom v učnem kompletu MineralCheck, bodo korak za korakom prišli bliže končnemu odgovoru in določili ime minerala. Pri opisovanju lastnosti minerala priporočamo uporabo učnih pripomočkov za laže odločanje. Ko učenec določi ime opazovanega minerala, spozna tudi uporabno vrednost minerala v sodobni družbi.(prenesi pdf )

    14-19 yrs

    A simple card game, which can be used in a group of students, to show them the main uses of several critical raw materials. Groups of 3 to 5 students can be made, and they have to guess the uses of each one of the raw materials present in the cards. The group that completes all the uses of more raw materials win. (download pdf)

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    The "Tool kit PLANT4RM" aims to show to students the technique of phytoremediation and phytomining of heavy metals rich soils by using plants which hyperaccumulate these metals in above-ground organs.  (download pdf)

    14-19 yrs    Targeted audience: 14-19 years old students.

    A versatile system for a sustainable recovery of Critical Raw Materials from water

    Nowadays Prussian Blue can be used to capture critical raw materials in order to recycle them. As a matter of fact, these materials are really rare and expensive. Its particular structure can interact with CRMs isotopes and capture them. Actually, it is also used in the pharmaceutical sector to soak up dangerous substances in infected hosts. (download pdf).

    14-19 yrs

    Assembly of several , microbial fuel cells for electricity production testing several carbohydrate rich nutrients. (download pdf)


    Diluted aqueous solutions of metal salts are obtained during recycling processes. The use of ion exchange resins has been proofed to be the process of choice in this field (download pdf).

    14-19 yrs

    Flotation Deinking is the industrial process of removing printing ink from paper fibers of recycled paper to make deinked pulp. In Europe the most common process is froth flotation deinking (download pdf).

    14-19 yrs

  • Precipitation and leaching: A more or less complex mixture of metal salts can be separated in the pure metals using a sequence of reactions causing some components to precipitate. This strategy is utilized in gold mining operations where gold is leached using cyanides (download pdf).
  • Anion exchanger: Separation of Cu2+ and Fe3+ by an ion exchanger (exchange resin) and the following detection reactions. (download pdf)

  • 10-13 yrs

    Saving copper from waste. (download pdf)

    14-19 yrs

    Identify rare earths within a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) (download pdf).

    RM HDDSeltene Erden in einem Festplattenlaufwerk (HDD) bestimmen (herunterladen pdf)

    14-19 yrs

    Biopolymers from sustainable resources are being considered as alternatives to commodity synthetic polymers. Keratin from wool wastes can be used to prepare biodegradable new products for biomedical fields and filtration systems for water depuration and air cleaning.(download pdf)

    Italian flagI biopolimeri provenienti da risorse sostenibili vengono considerati un'alternativa ai polimeri sintetici. La cheratina ricavata dai rifiuti della lana puo` essere utilizzata per preparare nuovi prodotti biodegradabili per usi biomedicali e nei sistemi di filtrazione per la depurazione dell'acqua e dell'aria. (scarica il pdf).

    Wiederverwendung von Keratin aus Abfallprodukten im Bergbau (herunterladen pdf)

    14-19 yrs

    Struvite from urine. (download pdf)

    14 -19 yrs

    In this experiment, waste paper will be used as raw material for the production of ethanol. Paper will be pre-treated (chopped and mixed with water), digested with a safe commercial enzyme and fermented with regular grocery store yeast. Ethanol generated by these two reactions will be then monitored through the use of either an ethanol sensor or a dye that, reacting selectively with alcohol, will change colour revealing its presence. (download pdf)

    Italian FlagIn questo esperimento, la carta da riciclare sarà utilizzata come materia prima per la produzione di etanolo. La carta sarà pre-trattata (tritata e mescolata con acqua), digerita con un enzima commerciale sicuro e fermentata con semplice lievito alimentare. L'etanolo generato da queste due reazioni sarà poi monitorato attraverso l'uso di un sensore di etanolo o di un colorante che, reagendo selettivamente con l'alcol, cambierà colore rivelando la sua presenza. (download pdf)

    14-19 yrs

    Students can learn about alternative semiconducting materials to convert light into electricity and  handle no dangerous and/or toxic compounds/components to easily fabricate a working solar cell. (download pdf)

    10-19 yrs

    In this toolkit there are three envelops with three different activities to explore the Lab-on-Paper technology.  These activities aim to help the students explore the properties and wide variety of applications of paper and learn about hydrophobic and hydrophilic materials. (download pdf)

    14-19 yrs

    This "toolkit" introduces school pupils to the fascinating world of fiber reinforced plastics. Special attention is put on the advantageous properties of these materials and also the hurdles that still have to be overcome to fully recycle fiber reinforced plastics. In addition, school pupils will get an insight into biobased matrix materials which open up a host of research opportunities and have the potential to party solve the recycling problem.(download pdf)

    German bottonDas vorliegende „Toolkit“ soll die spannende Welt der Faserverbundwerkstoffe für Schülerinnen und Schüler erlebbar gemacht werden. Hierbei soll besonderes Augenmerk einerseits auf die Leistungsfähigkeit dieser Werkstoffe, andererseits aber auch auf die bislang noch nicht hinreichend geklärten Schwierigkeiten bei Fragen des Recyclings von FVK gelegt werden. Gleichzeitig soll den Schülerinnen und Schülern ein Ausblick auf die Möglichkeiten von biobasierten Matrixwerkstoffen ermöglicht werden, die eine Teillösung des Recyclingproblems und vielfältige Forschungsfelder eröffnen.

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    14-19 yrs

    Substitution of critical RMs in PV such as Gallium and Indium in solar cells, by using Organic Materials. Use of graphene to substitute ITO used as transparent conductive electrode in flat displays and in solar cells (download pdf).

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    Documents and presentations of the RM@Schools 3.0 meetings

    Train the trainer and how to improve our toolkits? –

    "guideline" for the ambassadors to produce didactical material for the toolkits

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