How Science Works - Copper Pollution From Mines
This resource considers how pollution from copper mines affects growth of plants, including a data analysis activity and a practical. The resource aims to address aspects of working scientifically.
The materials include data and photographs which illustrate the effect of copper on germination and growth, and data on copper tolerant plants. There are also imitation science articles that can be used to prompt investigations and assist analysis of results.
This resource, from Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), is one of three activities from a professional development workshop looking at how practical work can support ‘How Science Works’.
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