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Copper PowerPoint

Year Level(s)Years 7-10, Years 11-12
Subject Area(s)Upper Secondary Geology, Upper Secondary Natural Resource Management, Upper Secondary Geography, Geography, Geology, Science, Lower Secondary Science, Upper Secondary Chemistry
Topic(s)Copper, Geology, Mining
Resource TypePowerPoint, Resource Types
Publish Date13th Nov 2014

This PowerPoint describes how copper ore is extracted and turned into copper metal. It shows the properties, uses and extraction of copper. It includes details of the mining and processing of copper ore as well as smelting, converting and refining to produce copper metal. It contains explanations of froth flotation, smelting, converting and electrolytic refining.

The PowerPoint helps:

  • Students describe the process of froth flotation and explain how it can separate the components of mixtures
  • Students identify the chemical changes occurring during the production of copper
  • Students recognise that minerals such as copper ore provide valuable resources
  • Students explain how science understanding has influenced the development of mineral industries.

Educational value statement
This PowerPoint is useful for students studying the:

  • year 10 Science unit. 10.3 Chemical reactions
  • year 11 NRM unit, 11.6 Impacts of people on fisheries
  • year 12 Geology units, 12.2 Earth’s Resources and 12.3 Exploration and Mining
  • year 12 Geography unit, 12.1 Resource Use and Management
  • year 12 Chemistry unit, 12.5 Natural Resources and Chemical Industries in Papua New Guinea

The students will discover the processes involved in the processing of copper ore to copper metal.

LS Science, US NRM, US Geology, US Geography, US Chemistry

For more detailed PNG curriculum links, download the PDF below.

Copper PowerPoint - English

File TypePPT
Media TypeDoc
File Size2.42MB

PNG Curriculum Links - Copper PowerPoint

File TypePDF
Media TypePDF
File Size0.21MB

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