Thursday, December 27, 2012

Birdseed Mining

We were fortunate enough to have someone come out to do mining education with our 7th graders.  The activity was a great interactive way to teach kids about all aspects of mining, while making the process a game.  I recently ran across the basic directions here.  She obviously made it more difficult for my kiddos, but still made it fun and educational for them.  When she first brought in the bird seed I thought, "I'm going to need to leave some goodies for the janitors tonight because this is going to be a mess!!"  Part of the activity included clean up and 2nd period was so meticulous that they hardly dropped a single seed.  This is a great STEM activity if you are looking for a way to incorporate birdseed mining into your earth science unit!


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