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Text Fruitcake mining

TLF ID M008839

This is an activity sheet providing instructions for a simulated mining experiment using pieces of fruitcake. Students use various tools to remove different fruits, each representing different minerals, from a piece of fruitcake which represents the mine site. They are then required to rehabilitate the 'mine site'. The sheet includes questions to test student understanding and a teacher guide.



Educational details

Educational value
  • Simulates the issues involved in extracting minerals.
  • Simulates some of the environmental impacts of mining.
  • Includes a section for teachers with details of requirements, a lesson plan and extension activities.
  • Can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Year level

4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10

Learning area
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Economics and business

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Queensland Resources Council
  • Organization: Queensland Resources Council
  • Address: QLD
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Name: Oresome Resources
  • Organization: Oresome Resources
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: Queensland
  • URL: http://www.oresomeresources.com/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Text
Rights
  • © Queensland Resources Council (QRC) 2011 (except where otherwise indicated). You may view, copy, distribute, communicate and adapt this material for non-commercial educational purposes only, provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material and any derivative works to the material.