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Inquiries in Science: Mining for Minerals Kit

$132.00 - $339.10

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. They determine the most economic and environmentally sound ways to extract 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. For 30 students working in groups.

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  • 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.

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