Mining & the Soudan Underground Mine - Teaching activities

Take a field trip to Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine State Park. Visit the mine and learn about mining, and geology.

Activities

Use these activities and resources before, during and after a tour of the Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine and high energy physics lab

Activity

Purpose

Mining facts

Purpose

Tour quiz
(for Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park tour)

Purpose

Birdseed mining 

Illustrate the complexity and "needle-in-a-haystack" aspect of mining.

Cookie mining 

Learn the economics of mining.

Cupcake core sampling 

Model core sampling techniques used to "see" what's beneath the surface of the earth.

Layer cake core drilling 

Model core sampling techniques used to "see" what's beneath the surface of the earth.

Environmental bingo part 1 

Acquaint the students with environmental and mineral industry terminology.

After the tour, please fill out and send in the school tour evaluation form  .