Dig Into Mining , The Story of Copper

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Link to Resource: http://www.digintomining.com/
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8
Organization:Discovery Education; Freeport McMoran
Summary:Dig Into Mining , The Story of Copper is an interactive educational program for students grades 6-8 that uncovers the use of metals such as copper in our everyday life, and provides students a deeper understanding of today's hard rock mining industry. The initiative equips educators, students and families with dynamic resources , including a virtual field trip, interactive digital learning tools, and school-to-home connections , designed to give students a front row seat to nature's geological wonders and inspire further exploration of the world around them.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3; Big Idea 7
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS3-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation
Subjects: earth's natural resources; metal; mining
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