Charlotte, North Carolina. – Freeport-McMoRan and Discovery Education introduce a new, one-of-a-kind, fun educational experience with Haul!. This immersive and virtual STEM mission is part of Dig into Mining – The History of Copperan educational program for grades 6-12 that explores the use of metals such as copper in our daily lives.
Released September 22 at 1 p.m. ET, this cutting-edge learning experience is designed to give students the opportunity to discover how copper ore makes its way into the items that power our day, including cell phones, computers, vehicles, etc. Students must navigate a loaded haul truck through a 3D copper mine to earn their haul truck operator scorecard, while learning how STEM is used in this larger-than-life operation. The learning experience can be accessed through web browsers and Chromebooks using a keyboard and mouse or USB gamepad. An accompanying teacher’s guide makes it easy for teachers to incorporate the hands-on STEM learning adventure into any lesson plan. Companion resources also include class extensions to engage students before, during, and after they explore the resource. Learn more and register here.
“Copper is an essential mineral in the transition to renewable energy and an essential element for our sustainable future. At Freeport-McMoRan, we are committed to the highest standards of environmental stewardship and social impact. In this new interactive virtual experience created with Discovery Education, students experience first-hand the STEM activities and skills behind this resource that powers our world,” said Tracy Bame, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Freeport-McMoRan. “The gamification of learning engages students in exciting ways, while the accompanying educational resources and activities make it easy for teachers to connect the classroom to the wider world.”
Dig into Mining – The History of Copper offers educators, students and families dynamic digital content – including a virtual field trip and interactive learning tools – designed to give students a front-row seat to nature’s geological wonders and inspire deeper exploration of the world around them.
“STEM is an endlessly fascinating world where students can harness their curiosity, explore and see behind the scenes how and why of innovations big and small,” said Amy Nakamoto, Managing Director of Social Impact at Discovery Education. “We are excited to introduce this one-of-a-kind virtual experience in partnership with Freeport-McMoRan as another way for students to develop key skills in STEM, sustainability, critical thinking and problem solving.”
Learn more about Dig in mining and the new Haul! learning experience at digittomining.com or within Discovery Education K-12 Learning Platform. By connecting educators to a vast collection of high-quality, standards-compliant content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quizzes, and professional activity creation tools and learning resources, Discovery Education provides educators with an enhanced learning platform that facilitates engaging everyday teaching. .
For more information on Discovery Education’s award-winning digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.comand stay connected with Discovery Education on social media via Twitter and LinkedIn.
FREEPORT: Primarily in copper
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) is a leading international mining company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. FCX operates large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. FCX is one of the largest publicly traded copper producers in the world.
FCX’s portfolio of assets includes the Grasberg mining district in Indonesia, one of the largest copper and gold deposits in the world; and major mining operations in North and South America, including the large-scale Morenci mining district in Arizona and the Cerro Verde operation in Peru.
By supplying responsibly produced copper, FCX is proud to be a positive contributor to the world far beyond its operational boundaries. Additional information about FCX is available at fcx.com.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in EdTech whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it happens. Through its award-winning multimedia content, innovative teaching materials and classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators provide equitable learning experiences that engage all students and promote greater academic achievement globally. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessible in more than 100 countries and territories. Inspired by global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with trusted districts, states, and organizations to provide teachers with industry-leading EdTech solutions that support the success of all learners. Discover the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.