Science teachers welcome mining resource packs

20 April 2009 | Story by Newsroom

resources packThe new Mining & Mineral Processing Resource Pack for Grade 11 science teachers has been launched by UCT chemical engineering staff.

The new Mining & Mineral Processing Resource Pack, developed by chemical engineering staff at UCT for Grade 11 science teachers, has been welcomed.

The newly introduced teaching area, chemical systems, requires Grade 11 science teachers to present information on mining and minerals processing.

Former science teacher Rene Toerien worked with teachers, subject advisors, academic staff, and industry to produce the resource pack. The material has been tested at schools and modified to ensure it meets the curriculum. The pack includes a teacher's guide, posters, research material for learners, four DVDs covering six lessons, and mining footage.

Toerien is working with education departments to distribute the pack to all high schools. She is also presenting workshops for subject advisors.

The development of the material was funded by Anglo Platinum, Anglo American, Anglo Coal, and Kumba Iron Ore.

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