From powering smart phones to brushing our teeth, almost everything we use is a mineral resource, but do you know where they come from and how we get them?
Finding ways to engage students in learning about rocks can be a bumpy ride! This program is designed to engage students in hands-on learning to spark curiosity and appreciation for one of Earth’s most valuable resources – rocks and their minerals. The day is split into three sessions where students explore modern mining techniques of the Ballarat Gold Mine, identify minerals that contribute to 21st century living and use prospecting techniques to find their fortune.
The program emphasises real-world application and exploration of geological studies.
Please note one session of this program will take place in Woowookarung National Park, directly across the road from Earth Ed. Students and teachers should be aware that they will be out in the weather (sun/rain/wind etc) for this session.