Innovating Science® Formation of a Native Copper Mineral Deposit Lab

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Innovating Science® Formation of a Native Copper Mineral Deposit Lab

Product Number: SB52472

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Of all the naturally occurring metals, copper is one of the most useful and versatile. Evidence suggests copper has been used by humans for at least 10,000 years. Copper can be found in everything from architecture to electrical wiring, plumbing fixtures, electrical motors, refrigeration and air conditioning units, and electronics. While copper is typically extracted from copper-containing mineral ores that must be treated and refined to obtain the pure metal, copper also exists in nature in its native elemental form. This is the rarest and most valuable form of copper, as it is the easiest to process to obtain pure metal. In this activity, students will create specific environmental conditions and examine the formation of native copper deposits over several days. Kit contains enough materials for 15 groups, as well as a teachers guide and Student Study and Analysis copy-masters.
Kit Components:
Copper sulfate (200 g)
Sodium chloride (200 g)
Iron nails, 30
Plastic vials, 15
Filter paper discs, 50 (10 mm)
Hand magnifiers, 15
Required but not included: distilled or deionized water. Aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Item Weight  :       3.50
 
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