Occurrence, extraction and use of gold: a one day programme for years 10 and 11
New Zealand Curriculum and Assessment
AS: 90952: Demonstrate understanding of the formation of surface features in New Zealand.
AS 90932: Demonstrate understanding of the chemistry in a technological application.
Activities to choose from
Explore stamper batteries and other mining relics.
Visit Hot Water Beach
Prospect and pan for gold.
Appreciate the hardships of the early gold-miners
Compare environmental management now and in the early days of NZ mining
Visit open cast and/or underground mines
Other Science Trips