Give your students a hands on and authentic learning experience as you study the processes behind obtaining fossil fuels. This cookie mining lab provokes students to strategize, work collaboratively, and gain understanding on the difficulties with mining nonrenewables for energy resources.
Students will have a change to analyze and interpret several different CURRENT global energy usage maps and relate that to our exponential world population growth. 2 extension activities and links to their multimedia resources are provided.
-Teacher guide with intricate materials needed, set-up instructions, helpful hints, and facilitation instructions
-Student worksheet with background information pre-lab questions, and graph analysis questions
-NET profit/ loss calculation worksheet
-Cookie topography plotting worksheet
-Resource value worksheet and diagram
-Profit trend graphing worksheet
-Post-lab analysis and critical thinking connection questions
This activity is great for all secondary content areas looking to expand student knowledge on potential future energy crisis! Enjoy!
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