FUTURE U. provides educators with the tools they need to inspire their students to use creativity, collaboration, persistence and problem-solving to change the world. Geared towards students in grades 6–12, FUTURE U. uses hands-on, experiential learning to ignite excitement and inspire them to become tomorrow’s innovators.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at a working copper mine as we hear from different professionals at Freeport-McMoRan and learn about their role in the mining process from mine planning to reclamation!
With this interactive activity, you can explore Earth’s natural resources and investigate the many ways you interact with metals every day.
Students will answer a series of questions about their preferences, interests, hobbies and skills to uncover a variety of in-demand mining careers that match their responses.
In this activity, students will learn about the costs associated with operating a mine and how technology can help to
reduce the costs in three areas; energy, resources, and safety.
Dig Into Mining – The Story of Copper is an interactive educational program for students grades 6-12 that uncovers the use of metals such as copper in our everyday life, and provides students a deeper understanding of today’s hard rock mining industry.
In this two-part activity, students will learn about the process of open pit mining using Google Earth and a 360
virtual mine tour.
In this activity, students will participate in a hands-on lab to help them visualize and understand the process of extracting copper from ore.
In this activity students will plan and carry out an investigation to separate out several items that were mixed together back to their original pure substances.