Monday, 12 September 2016

Questions to ask about potential for quarry re-opening

Today's new ELI is 'Questions for any rock face 13: quarry economics; what questions about potential for quarry re-opening might be asked at any rock exposure?'

Take your pupils to an abandoned quarry and ask the series of questions provided to help them to understand the economics of exploiting raw materials.
At the end of the activity pupils can:-
- carry out arithmetical calculations;
- describe the potential uses of quarry materials;
- describe the economic potential of a quarry site;
- debate the issues around the re-opening of an old quarry.
Many more ideas for fieldwork can be found on the Earthlearningidea website.

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