Resources from living things III

Basic science JSS3 Second term

Sub-theme: learning about our environment


Resources from living things III

Performance Objectives

The student should be able to:

  1. Mention solid minerals and where they are found in Nigeria.


Resources from non-living things

Solid minerals

Solid minerals are naturally occurring chemical elements or compounds which are found in rocks or in the soil. Examples are gold, silver, aluminium etc. minerals can exist as solids, non-solids or a mixture of both. All rocks are made up of minerals. Rocks which contains a high concentration of the mineral of a particular metal from which it can be profitable mined is called the ore of that metal e.g. iron ore, copper ore etc.

Solid minerals have been found deposited in some areas of Nigeria which in commercial quantities and they are of valuable use to man. Man utilizes some.... View More

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