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The Science of Mining

Year Level(s) Years 7-10 Years 11-12
Subject Area(s) Geography Maths Science SOSE General Science Chemistry Physics Earth & Environmental Science
Topic(s) Environment Exploration Mining Rocks & Minerals Rehabilitation Underground Mining Minerals Processing Smelting & Refining
Resource Type Publication
Publish Date 2nd Mar 2010

The Science of Mining gives secondary science teachers ideas to promote student leaning in earth science and other science concepts in the context of mining activities in Queensland.

The material is organised around outcomes focusing on a key question asked by students about rocks, minerals and mining.

This resource will help you explore everything from plate tectonics, demonstrate different exploration and drilling techniques, role play environmental management scenarios and explore the chemistry behind a blast furnace or electrolysis.

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