Minerals, in the soup?

In Biology and Geology lessons at 1º ESO, we are used to studying that Minerals are truly common and useful in our planet. But, what about our daily life? Are there minerals around us, in the objects we use every single day?

In order to find out the importance of minerals in our daily routine, the pupils went to the University of Salamanca. There, at the Geology department, the students took part in a workshop in which they had to link minerals with everyday objects everybody knew. This activity takes part in Phenomena based learning, our Finnish colleagues have developed during their science week.

During the workshop, the children were able to link theoretical ideas taught at school to items they are familiar with. It was a truly enriching activity for all because we could finally affirm that there are minerals even in the soup!



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