Copper Program. A history of the extraordinary metal
The educational program “Copper. A history of the extraordinary metal”
was developed as a basic educational tool about mining and the use of
copper as one of the raw materials that were the basis for the
development of our civilization, technology and culture. The program was
created by Copper Museum in Legnica and KGHM CUPRUM Ltd. Research and
Development Centre in Wroclaw, Poland.
The main goal of the program is to increase the awareness among local community about the importance of raw materials and its possible use, to popularize mining among the general public, especially children and students, to show the importance of the minerals in our contemporary world, as well as to create conditions to convey knowledge on raw material in modern and the most effective way.
The aim of the educational program is also to introduce children and youth to the issues related to the use of copper by humans, to present its characteristic features, the production technology and fields in which the metal is irreplaceable.
copper as an element and as a metal and its occurrence in nature
mining and copper metallurgy
ways of using copper by a man