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Design Challenge: Building a Tower

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Patrons learn about the process of extracting gold ore from the Earth and participate in a hands-on activity where they build a simple tower using disposable cups

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Add a Tech Twist Optional: Show the patrons the video "Gold Recovery at Homestake Mine"
Hints for uses in your library The hands-on design challenge part of this activity is very fun and engaging and requires a large multipurpose room or gym
Related Links Pouring Gold at Homestake Mine: 1938-2002
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Originating Source PBS Learning Media
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Homestake: A South Dakota Enterprise
Seeing Underground: Maps, Models, and Mining Engineering in America by Eric Charles Nystrom

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Design Challenge: Building a Tower

Design Challenge: Building a Tower

Patrons learn about the process of extracting gold ore from the Earth and participate in a hands-on activity where they build a simple tower using disposable cups