This is an interactive activity that allows students to explore the processes involved in the mining and processing of copper ore and the production of copper. Students initially place the processes in correct sequence and can then select each stage to animate it and access relevant information. The smelting stage includes an activity on writing chemical equations.
Queensland Resources Council acknowledges valuable assistance from Xstrata Copper in the development of this product.
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Key learning objectives
Science Understanding: Chemical sciences; Earth and space sciences