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Interactive STEM learning experience delving into sustainable copper production at Freeport-McMoRan

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Charlotte, North Carolina. – Freeport-McMoRan and Discovery Education use Haul! to deliver new, never-before-seen gamified educational experiences. This immersive virtual STEM mission Digging Mining – The Story of Copperis an educational program for grades 6-12 that explores the use of metals such as copper in everyday life.

Released on September 22 at 1:00 PM ET, this cutting-edge learning experience explores how copper ore is used in items that power our everyday lives, including mobile phones, computers, and cars. Designed to give students the opportunity to discover. Students must drive a loaded haul truck in a 3D copper mine to earn a haul truck operator scorecard. Also, in this larger-than-life work he learns how STEM is being used. The learning experience can be accessed from web browsers and Chromebooks using a keyboard and mouse or a USB game controller. The included educator guide makes it easy for educators to incorporate her hands-on STEM learning adventures into any lesson plan. Accompanying resources also include classroom enhancements to engage students before, during, and after exploring resources. Learn more and register here.

“Copper is a key mineral in the renewable energy transition and critical to a sustainable future. At Freeport-McMoRan, we are committed to the highest standards of environmental management and social impact. Discovery Education In this new interactive virtual experience, created at Freeport-McMoRan, students will discover first-hand the STEM activities and skills behind this resource that move our world,” said Freeport-McMoRan’s Director of Corporate Social Responsibility. One Tracy Bame said. “The gamification of learning engages students in exciting ways, and the included educator resources and activities make it easy for teachers to connect the classroom to the wider world.”

Digging Mining – The Story of Copper provides dynamic digital content for educators, students, and families. This includes virtual excursions and interactive learning tools. It’s designed to give students a front-row seat to natural geological wonders, and to inspire them to explore more of the world around them.

Amy Nakamoto, General Manager of Social Impact at Discovery Education, said: “Another way a student can develop her core STEM, sustainability, critical thinking and problem-solving skills is by partnering with Freeport-McMoRan to offer a first-of-its-kind virtual experience. I am happy.”

Click here for details dig mining And a new hall! Learning experience on or Discovery Education’s K-12 learning platform. By connecting educators to a vast collection of high-quality, standards-based content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quiz and activity creation tools, and specialized learning resources, Discovery Education empowers educators to It provides an enhanced learning platform and facilitates engaging, everyday teaching. .

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About Freeport McMoran

FREEPORT: Copper Cutting Edge
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) is a leading international mining company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. FCX manages large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. FCX is he one of the world’s largest listed copper producers.

FCX’s portfolio of assets includes Indonesia’s Grasberg Mineral District, one of the world’s largest copper and gold deposits. Significant mining operations in North and South America, including the large Morenci Mineral District in Arizona and the Cerro Verde operations in Peru.

By supplying responsibly produced copper, FCX is proud to go far beyond the boundaries of its business and make a positive contribution to the world. Additional information about FCX is available at

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is a global EdTech leader, with a cutting-edge digital platform that supports learning wherever learning takes place. Through award-winning multimedia content, educational support, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences, engage all students, and support higher academic achievement worldwide. We support. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and her 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 100 countries and territories. Inspired by global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with school districts, states, and trusted organizations to provide teachers with leading her EdTech solutions that support every learner’s success . Explore the future of education at

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