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Mining for Minerals Kit Refill

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  • Perform simulated mining activities using wax cast landscapes
  • Analyze costs of mining practices versus environmental impacts
  • Includes unique topographic mold
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.


What’s Included:
  • 1 Soy Wax, 20 lb
  • 6 Brown Crayons
  • 1 Blue Modeling Clay, 0.5 lb
  • 6 Topographic Maps of the Carolina River Gorge
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