Out of the Earth! Minerals, Fossil Fuels, and Human Systems

Out of the Earth! Minerals, Fossil Fuels, and Human Systems

This hands-on lab and gallery lesson investigates the interaction of human systems with the natural resources of the Earth's crust. What impact does their extraction have on the environment? How do we use these materials in everyday life? Case studies include the Athabasca Tar Sands, the diamond mines of the Northwest Territories, and Ontario's industrial rock.

Curriculum Links: analyse impacts of resource policy, resource management, and consumer choices on resource sustainabilitiy, assess the influence of personal choice and community actions on the use of natural resources, identify the natural resources needed to produce and distribute a product that is used in everyday lives of people in Canada

 

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Maximum 140 people (including students, teachers, educational assistants and supervisors) at one time.

Not available before 10:00 a.m.

Availability subject to change.


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Daily Schedule
Day From   To
Monday 10:00 am  -  4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am  -  4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am  -  4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am  -  4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am  -  4:30 pm
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Thursday   May 26, 2016   10:00 am  -  4:30 pm  
Monday   May 30, 2016   10:00 am  -  4:30 pm  
Wednesday   June 1, 2016   10:00 am  -  12:30 pm  
Thursday   June 2, 2016   10:00 am  -  12:30 pm  
Friday   June 3, 2016   10:00 am  -  12:30 pm  
Monday   June 6, 2016   10:00 am  -  4:30 pm  
Tuesday   June 7, 2016   10:00 am  -  4:30 pm  
Wednesday   June 8, 2016   10:00 am  -  4:30 pm  
Thursday   June 9, 2016   10:00 am  -  4:30 pm  
Friday   June 10, 2016   10:00 am  -  4:30 pm  
Monday   June 13, 2016   10:00 am  -  4:30 pm  
Tuesday   June 14, 2016   10:00 am  -  4:30 pm  
Wednesday   June 15, 2016   10:00 am  -  4:30 pm  
Thursday   June 16, 2016   10:00 am  -  4:30 pm  
Monday   June 20, 2016   10:00 am  -  12:30 pm  
Wednesday   June 22, 2016   10:00 am  -  4:30 pm  
Friday   June 24, 2016   10:00 am  -  12:30 pm  
Friday   July 1, 2016   10:00 am  -  4:30 pm  
Monday   July 4, 2016   8:00 am  -  Friday, September 2, 2016 5:55 pm [range]
Monday   August 1, 2016   10:00 am  -  4:30 pm  
Monday   September 5, 2016   10:00 am  -  4:30 pm  
Monday   September 5, 2016   8:00 am  -  Friday, September 16, 2016 5:00 pm [range]
Monday   October 10, 2016   10:00 am  -  4:30 pm  
Friday   December 23, 2016   8:00 am  -  Monday, December 26, 2016 5:55 pm [range]
Tuesday   December 27, 2016   8:00 am  -  Friday, January 6, 2017 5:55 pm [range]
Monday   February 20, 2017   10:00 am  -  4:30 pm  
Monday   March 13, 2017   12:00 am  -  Friday, March 17, 2017 5:55 pm [range]
Friday   April 14, 2017   12:00 am  -  Monday, April 17, 2017 5:55 pm [range]
Monday   May 22, 2017   10:00 am  -  4:30 pm  

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1 adult free
per 15 students


Activity Type : Combined program (Tour & Lab)
Duration : 90 minutes
Subject : Geography
Min / Max : 15 / 140 students + adults


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