Leah Joseph

Environmental Studies

Ursinus College

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Website Content Contributions

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) ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Other Contributions (6)

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 ...

Unit 1: People, Products, and Minerals part of Humans Dependence on Mineral Resources
This unit provides an introduction to the module. In addition to learning about minerals and mineral resources, students identify minerals that are employed to make commonly used products, thus tying resource use ...

Unit 3: Mining and Mining Impacts part of Humans Dependence on Mineral Resources
In this unit, students are introduced to basic mining methods and processes. This unit also addresses some of the impacts of mining (particularly from mining for metals) on the environment and human health, and ...

Unit 6: Mining, Society, and Decision Making part of Humans Dependence on Mineral Resources
In this unit, students explore a specific mineral resource (either phosphorus or gold) in depth, investigating the costs and benefits of mining, processing, and use. This unit builds on concepts from previous ...

Instructor Materials: Overview of the Earth's Mineral Resources Module part of Humans Dependence on Mineral Resources
Module Goal: Explain how and why managing mineral resources is a global challenge that depends both on geological (mineral-forming) processes and non-geological factors with various impacts on the environment and ...

Concept Maps part of Humans Dependence on Mineral Resources
Concept maps are a way for students to illustrate the structure of their knowledge. They are useful both as tools of learning and as assessments, and especially as formative assessments. Concept maps consist of ...