Cookie Mining Natural Resource Activity MS-ESS3-1

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This activity was SO much fun, my students absolutely loved it. It was engaging and tied in excellently with our curriculum. Fantastic!
My students loved this activity! It was easy to set up. Students enjoyed drawing their own mining site and of course, eating cookies (crumbs) at the end!
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This NGSS aligned activity uses chocolate chip cookies to model the effect of mining on the environment. Great to show human impact! The activity requires little prep work and it is a lot of fun! This is a perfect addition to your natural resources unit. My students go wild for cookies and it really makes an impact.

MS-ESS3-1.Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth's mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes.

This product includes:

- Mining Map - 2 versions - one is already made or have your students make their own nature areas.

- Student Analysis sheet for data and questions

- Teacher Instructions

- Answer Key

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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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