|Year Level(s)||Years 7-10, Years 11-12|
|Subject Area(s)||General Science, Chemistry, Geography, Physics, Maths, Earth & Environmental Science, Science, SOSE|
|Topic(s)||Minerals Processing, Opencut Mining, Underground Mining, Rehabilitation, Minerals Processing, Environment, Smelting & Refining, Exploration, Mining, Rocks & Minerals|
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.