To mine or not to mine
Students outline the choices that need to be made when considering whether to use scientific and technological advances to obtain a resource from Earth's spheres.
Explains how advances in scientific understanding of processes that occur within and on the Earth, influence the choices people make about resource use and management. SC4-13ES.
ES3 Scientific knowledge influences the choices people make in regard to the use and management of the Earth's resources.
f. Outline the choices that need to be made when considering whether to use scientific and technological advances to obtain a resource from Earth's spheres.
ES1 Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals and are formed by processes that occur within Earth over a variety of timescales. (ACSSU153)
h. Describe examples to show how people use understanding and skills from across the disciplines of science in occupations related to the exploration, mining or processing of minerals in Australia. (ACSHE224, ACSHE227)
Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Science (incorporating Science and Technology K-6) K-10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2012