Leah Joseph

Environmental Studies

Ursinus College

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor, Reviewer

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Course Module (1)

Human's Dependence on Earth's Mineral Resources part of Humans Dependence on Mineral Resources
Despite humans' heavy reliance on Earth's mineral resources, few think about where the products they use come from and what it took to produce them. This module addresses that disconnect by combining ...

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Activities (6)

Activity Option 6.2 - Gold Mining and Impacts part of Humans Dependence on Mineral Resources
This activity asks students to investigate different aspects of gold mining and think critically about the perceived and real needs for this mineral resource as well as the impacts (both positive and negative) ...

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Activity 1.3 - Economic Development and Resource Use part of Humans Dependence on Mineral Resources
This short activity (10–15 minutes) for Unit 1 introduces students to the general relationship between economic development and resource use, and, particularly with the follow-up homework, the relationship ...

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Pre-Unit 3 Homework - Abandoned Mine Lands & SuperFund/National Priorities List part of Humans Dependence on Mineral Resources
This optional homework asks students to investigate some of the impacts of previous mines, mining, and/or mineral resources processing on the surrounding environment and human health. Many of the sites were ...

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Activity 3.1 - Muffin Mining part of Humans Dependence on Mineral Resources
This activity is intended to fill the first part of a class period on mining and mining impacts. It is a hands-on activity in which students, in small groups, "mine" the blueberries or chocolate chips out ...

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Activity 3.2 - Ore Grades, Waste, and Remediation part of Humans Dependence on Mineral Resources
This activity focuses on the interrelationships of ore grades, economics, mining impacts/decisions, and other factors. It is intended as a small-group activity, where different groups of students work on one of ...

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To Teach is to Learn: Final Project in Envronmental or Intro Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This assignment asks students to create their own geological educational activity or demonstration (and corresponding write-up) which all students then present/enact during a conference-style presentation session ...