Monday 26 June 2023

The demand for copper is increasing rapidly

Today, we are continuing our theme of 'Essential Minerals for the Green Revolution with Copper: an element for which the demand is increasing rapidly'.

This ELI involves an investigation into the need to increase mining for copper as demand rises abruptly and ores of lean (low) grade have to be used. 

Click here for other Earthlearningideas about minerals.

Monday 19 June 2023

Classifying things found in the ground incuding rocks, minerals and fossils

An ELI Early years activity: 'Found in the ground: sorted! An introduction to classification using things ‘found in the ground’

 Teaching video to accompany the activity

This activity may be used in any lesson where the principles of classification are required. It forms a useful basis for further activities in Earth science.

In the ELI Early years category, there are many other ideas.

Monday 12 June 2023

Monday 5 June 2023

How to distinguish different landscapes - granite, chalk, sandstone and limestone

 New teaching videos to accompany two popular Earthlearningideas:

'Geological postcards 1 – granite and chalk'' and 

'Geological postcards 2 – sandstone and limestone
Picture postcard puzzles'

These ELIs use ‘postcards’ of landscape features as clues to the nature of the underlying rocks.

Many, many activities about rocks can be found in our Earth Materials category - just search for 'Rocks' in 'Topics'.