Northeast Minnesota Virtual Industry Tour Classroom Lesson Plan
Mining: Fossil Fuels – Chocolate Chip Mining
GRADE LEVEL: 4-8
ACADEMIC SUBJECT(S) MOST APPROPRIATE FOR ACTIVITY: Science
California Academy of Sciences
TIME TO COMPLETE: 1 Class Period
The problem with using fossil fuels starts with extraction. In this activity, students “mine” chocolate chips out of cookies to demonstrate the effects mining can have on habitats.
- Summarize the environmental impact of obtaining and using fossil fuels.
- Recommend solutions for reducing use of fossil fuels.