Engage students in a real-world mining activity and build a complete environmental science lesson plan around it. In this unique lab, students extract and analyze copper from rock and mineral samples. In the process they dig into the history, chemistry, and environmental impact of metal mining in North America. Discuss the recovery of copper from mining waste and the role that bacteria have in the future of mining reclamation.
Enough materials are provided for 30 students working in groups of three, or for 10 groups of students. A 0.1-g precision balance and other common laboratory supplies are required but not provided.
Additional ResourcesNo Additional Resources at the time.
Flinn Catalog/Reference Manual Page 1030
Flinn Middle School Catalog/Reference Manual Page 677
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