As we rely on more technology, we have to mine the earth for useful elements found in rocks and minerals. Mining companies have to carefully balance how much profit they make, with how much they’ll impact the surrounding environment – it’s no easy task!
Take on the challenge and set up your own Cookie Mine – using the worksheet, paperclips, toothpicks and some chocolate chip cookies. Carefully balance your budget on the tools and site of your mine, with the cost of restoring the land to its natural state once you’ve finished. Work in a team or battle it out to see who can make the tastiest profit.
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