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Impacts of Mining worksheet

Year Level(s) Years 3-6 Years 7-10
Subject Area(s) Science SOSE
Topic(s) Environment Mining Underground Mining

Identify how mines affect the environment and investigate ways of reducing the impact. This is a student worksheet comprising a diagram showing activities at a mine site and a table to be completed by the student. Students use the table to summarise environmental impacts of the mine and actions taken at the mine to reduce these impacts.

Educational value statement

  • The diagram depicts the mine environment and equipment engaged in both mining and environmental management.
  • The table encourages students to examine different aspects of the environment, such as air, water, energy and waste products.
  • Can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Key learning objectives

  • Students describe changes in the Earth’s surface as a result of mining.
  • Students describe practices at mine sites that reduce environmental impacts of mining.
  • Students explain how scientific understandings influence mining practices.


  • Science Understanding: Earth and space sciences
  • Science as a Human Endeavour: Use and influence of science
  • (Geographical knowledge and understanding: Environment)

Australian Curriculum content statements

Science: ACSSU075 (4); ACSHE062 (4); ACSHE121 (7); ACSHE120 (7)

Impact Diagram Activity

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