Sulfide ore mining in northern Minnesota is the topic Mrs. Ziebarth's eighth grade science class must explore. "In a class where we are covering minerals and the environment it seemed like a good fit" said Mrs. Ziebarth. Using the collaboration fluency inside project-based learning, students had to research and develop a team presentation on the pros and cons of mining near the Boundary Waters. Students used google docs to collaborate data and ideas for presentation. Online presentation software "Prezi.com" was used for illustration. Mrs. Ziebarth says this is the first time many of her students researched and presented in a business style.

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