The Minerals Council of Australia is acknowledged as the provider of this resource.
This is an interactive resource through which students can expand their knowledge of Australia’s rich mineral deposits. Organised into seven sections, it provides an overview of mineral sources with information on mineral formation, mineral exploration, different types of mining, the extraction of minerals from ore and the processes involved in transforming minerals into everyday products. This interactive resource for Middle School students uses the minerals industry as a context for enhancing students’ literacy skills. It contains links to additional websites and provides a Teacher Guide with student activities.
Educational Value Statement
Key Learning Objectives
Science/Science Understanding/Science as a Human Endeavour
Australian Curriculum Content Statements
English: ACELA1504, ACELA1505, ACELA1511, ACELA1524, ACELA1531, ACELA1537, ACELA1546, ACELY1698, ACELY1701, ACELY1702, ACELY1703, ACELY1709, ACELY1711, ACELY1712, ACELY1713, ACELY1722, ACELY1723, ACELY1725, ACELY1728, ACELY1764, ACELY1796, ACELY1801