What on Earth is in your stuff?
Welcome to the 2023 WHERE Challenge Sponsored by Teck Resources Limited. The Challenge is a national contest endorsed by the Canadian Earth sciences community that asks students aged 9 – 14 years to discover the answers to these questions: What on Earth is in your stuff and WHERE on Earth does it come from? There are thousands of dollars in prizes to be won and you can enter as a group, an individual or a school. All you have to do is use your imagination and dig up some interesting facts about your stuff.
Why do metals and minerals matter to you?
Everything in our world that isn’t grown is made using rocks, minerals, metals and petroleum resources that are extracted from the Earth. We use rocks, minerals, metals and petroleum to build homes, electronics, and schools, to generate heat and power, and to make everyday comfort items like shampoo and toothpaste.
Pick a favourite object in your home, school or playground, identify one or more non-renewable Earth resources* needed to make that object and tell us WHERE on Earth those resources come from. You may be surprised by how many are found in Canada. Your story can be told through a story or poem, a song or a play, a poster, an audio, video or multimedia presentation or anything else you can dream up. The more original, the better!