Freeport - McMoRan: Dig Into Mining - Innovation in Mining

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.

Students will then form groups where they will research one type of emerging technology and how it can benefit and reduce costs in the mining industry. Finally, groups will use technology to create and pitch a sales campaign and create a 3-D prototype model of their technology piece to accompany their sales pitch.

Science Topics
Natural Resources
Social Studies Topics
Economics & Finance
High School, Educator
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
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Students will investigate how the mining industry reduces costs, enhances safety, and increases productivity using a variety of techniques and innovations.

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