|Year Level(s)||Years 3-6 Years 7-10|
|Subject Area(s)||Science General Science Earth & Environmental Science|
|Topic(s)||Environment Mining EnviroSmart|
|Resource Type||Fact Sheet|
|Publish Date||30th Mar 2011|
The Minerals Council of Australia is acknowledged as the provider of this resource.
Nearly everything we own is either grown or mined! We often don’t stop to think where items such as cars, houses, laptops even toothpaste comes from.
This is an activity where students look at everyday objects and examine their origins. They learn about minerals, metals, their properties and uses and start to develop ideas around conservation of materials and recycling.
The lesson includes a student worksheet and an information sheet about the mineral derivation of common objects.
Educational value statement
Key learning objectives
Science Understanding: Chemical sciences