Lab-Aids Reading River Sediments: A Simulated Mineral Exploration Activity
Use key earth science concepts to conduct a mineral exploration, introduce and use topographic maps and learn about erosion and river dynamics. Activities simulate real-life economic, societal and issue oriented problems.
Manufacturer: Lab-Aids 435
DescriptionConduct a mineral exploration which simulates real-life economic, societal and issue-oriented problems. Designed to introduce and use topographic maps and learn about rock types, erosion and river dynamics. Kit is based on the understanding that as water works along the earth's surface and through the ground, it picks up small amounts of the minerals found in the rocks and sediments. Certain minerals ionize, then travel along in the moving water and later react chemically with the surface of river sediments. The closer the section of river is to a mineral deposit, the greater the detectable amount will be of the river sediments. Simulated sample river sediments are provided in the kit. Also provided are detailed topographic maps of a river system in a mountainous region, all necessary testing solutions and apparatus.
|30 students/15 groups|
|Teacher's guide; 24 vials test sites 1-24; 24 stir sticks; 15 topographic maps; 15 Lab-Aids chemplates; 15 sets sample sites choice cards; 3 Molybdenum testing solution, 15mL drop control bottles; 1 package Lab-Aids mining money; 1 SDS packet|
|Kit: Reading river sediments|