The origins of our everyday “stuff” is a mystery to most. This workshop will take you on a natural resource journey beginning with a mine tour to set the stage for a phenomena-based experience for your class. Ultimately, we'll explore links among Earth's natural resources to products we use in our everyday lives. We'll also investigate the impacts of extracting and refining these resources.
The content of this workshop is a perfect fit for elementary and middle school teachers seeking innovative ways to identify and connect students to everyday, local Earth Science phenomena.
The academy will take place at Sterling Hill Mining Museum, which is the perfect living laboratory in Ogdensburg, NJ to host such a workshop given the amazing feats that took place to mine zinc, an important mineral in many of our everyday products. Attending teachers will receive classroom resources to effectively tie the workshop content into their curricula related to the grades K-8 2020 New Jersey SLS for Science. Additionally, six professional development hours will be provided. This event is co-hosted by Sterling Hill Mining Museum and the National Earth Science Teachers Association.
Registrants will be notified with further workshop information and directions; however, please plan to arrive prior to the start time of 9:00 AM ET.
The registration fee is $35 and includes the mine tour, lunch, and curriculum materials. Registration closes Wednesday, October 18, 2023.
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