A fun, inquiry-based experiment that is perfect for units on geology, rocks and minerals, and for discussions on mining, landforms, and other earth science topics.
Your students will take turns "mining" through bird seed and will have to use their critical thinking skills to determine how to make their mining operation as profitable as possible. Your students will LOVE this fun activity and you will LOVE watching them learn.
This download includes:
- A colorful cover
- Detailed Teacher's Guide
- Student Lab Sheet (perfect for keeping students on-task and as an assessment tool)
- Ticket out the Door Summarizing Activity
- A Master Miner Certificate Award (to make the activity even more memorable and fun)
- Differentiation options for use in classes with diverse learners
This experiment is also available for download in a set of FIVE fun, creative, inquiry-based experiments. Please search for "Easy Science Experiments: Set One."