Inquiries in Science: Mining for Minerals Kit

Carolina Carolina
  • Perform simulated mining activities using wax cast landscapes
  • Analyze costs of mining practices versus environmental impacts
  • Includes unique topographic mold
A Carolina Exclusive! Grades 9—12. Students use topographic maps and wax casts of landscapes to explore for mineral deposits using sediment readings and core samples. Once the deposits are found, students determine the most economic and environmentally sound ways to extract the ore. They then analyze the environmental impact and cost of their mining expedition to determine if a more economical and environmentally friendly way exists to mine for these resources.
Part of the Inquiries in Science™ series. Materials are sufficient for 30 students working in groups.
CONTENT STANDARDS
This kit is appropriate for high school students and addresses the following National Science Education Standards

Grades 9-12
Science as Inquiry
    •Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
    •Understandings about scientific inquiry
Earth and space science
    •Geochemical cycles
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
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