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Geological Engineer -- Mining Raw Materials Volume Project

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All minerals and metals are not created equal. Geological engineers use mathematical modeling to estimate the amount of materials underground. Through careful analysis and decision making, they decide where to dig and how to extract the raw material in the safest way for the environment.

Bring volume to life in this project. Although mineral deposits are never in the shape of actual geometric figures, the concept is the same.

In this product you will receive a 23 page PDF which includes:
2 assignments, 1 project and necessary extras.

- In “Material Volume” students use authentic density and costs of raw materials to solve problems that involve volumes of geometric shapes. Let students calculate the volume, the weight and cost of these “materials” to determine the most valuable.

-- In “Composite Solids” students will be introduced to composite figures under the same premise as the first one.

-- In “Geological Engineer” students look at four different fictional “sites”. I have included four sites for students to calculate and measure in the same way they have in the previous assignments. The student’s goal is to prioritize the sites based on the cost, profit and length of time it will take to complete the project. The volume and value answers will be the same, but prioritizing will vary.

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Geological Engineer -- Mining Raw Materials Volume Project
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Geological Engineer -- Mining Raw Materials Volume Project
Geological Engineer -- Mining Raw Materials Volume Project