Materials List: Resource Extraction:
Hi Ho, It's to the Mine We Go

Each group needs:

  • plastic bin or disposable aluminum baking pan, ~8 ½-in x 11-in x 4-in deep (~22-cm x 28-cm x 10-cm deep)
  • 1 liter (4 cups) sand
  • 0.2 liters (3/4 cup) of dried white beans
  • Mining Worksheet, one per student
  • 1 piece scrap paper (same size or larger than bin area)
  • 2 paper towels

To share with the entire class:

  • stopwatch, timer or clock with a secondhand
  • (optional) projector to show the attached Hubbert Curve Peak Oil Graph (otherwise, print it out)