There are resources for key stages 1-4 and teaching units written and tested by teachers. A strong emphasis is placed on science and geography and the units also look at the relevance of quarrying in terms of citizenship and sustainable development. www.virtualquarry.co.uk
Quarry Products Association has launched an open access site providing an interactive experience for children and a substantial resource for teachers. Virtual Quarry was unveiled last week at the BETT educational technology show. It features a tour of a quarry by a team of walking, talking characters, who explain where the materials for our buildings and roads come from. Activities include piloting a rock delivery truck, activating a quarry blast and transforming a quarry into a nature reserve.
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