Cookie mining lab - Understanding why we should protect our environment from damage caused by mining
Let's answer our research question.
Do miners earn more money if they protect the environment by mining carefully, or if they harm the environment by mining quickly?
Why should we care that miners might earn more money if they pollute or damage the environment? Use at least one KEY TERM from the introduction (biodiversity, pollution, deforestation, aquatic life) in your answer. Write 2 - 3 sentences.
______________________________ occurs around a mine when plants are killed to make room
for the mine.
Deforestation occurs around a mine when plants are killed to make room for the mine.
When animals and plants in an area are killed in the area near a mine, ____________________________ decreases.
When animals and plants in an area are killed in the area near a mine, Biodiversity decreases.
Pollution at mines can affect ______________________ that local people eat and
_______________ that they drink.
Pollution at mines can affect Fish that local people eat and water that they drink.
You can modify this science project to demonstrate the effects of ocean bed mining activities on our oceans. Fill a tall, clear jug with a large cup of chocolate sauce. This represents oil deposits found under the sea bed. Then, add a thick, compressed layer of oreo cookie crumbs (representing the sea bed). Use a straw to "extract" the "oil".