Educational Materials

The videos below are in English or with English subtitles. They are meant for students who are 15+ years old.

MiMa has developed teaching materials in Danish for use in primary and secondary schools
– printed materials as well as websites and videos. All the materials are free.

Target audience

The educational materials are marked with icons indicating the target
audience they are intended for. The videos are meant for students who
are 15+ years old.

Teaching material for fifteen plus


A look at silver

Silver is an element with many desirable properties and since ancient times, we have used it for a wide variety of purposes. But where does it come from? How is it extracted? And how do we ensure that we have enough for future consumption?

Year of production: 2017
Duration: 4 mins
Language: Danish w. English subtitles

Opportunities and limits of metal recycling within a circular economy

Professor Markus A. Reuter talks about possibilities and limitations when it comes to recycling rare earth types in a circular economy.

Year of production: 2016
Duration: 61 mins

Language: English

Factors affecting mineral criticality: the USGS perspective

Hør Dr. Steven M. Fortier, leder af The National Minerals Information Center under U.S. Geological Survey fortælle om, hvilke faktorer der bestemmer, hvornår råstoffer betegnes som kritiske.

Year of production: 2016
Duration: 57 mins

Language: English

The Criticality of Metals

Dr. Thomas Gradel from Yale University talks about how the technological development has increased our consumption of and dependence on critical raw materials, and about the challenges of increased mining, recycling and the replacement of one critical raw material with another.

Year of production: 2015
Duration: 47 mins

Language: English

How to assess the building materials stock as a potential raw materials source

Professor Helmut Rechberger from Technische Universität Wien talks about how today’s building materials stock can be a future source of raw materials.

Year of production: 2016
Duration: 41 mins

Language: English