Forests Ontario

Rockin’ in the Real World: An Introduction to Aggregate Resources in Ontario

Grade 9 to Grade 12

Aggregates play an important role in our daily lives. From the construction of roads and buildings, to cleaning sewage systems, aggregates are used in a variety of ways; however their extraction can pose serious environmental challenges.  This resource will explore the role of aggregates in society, the extraction process and how the environmental impacts of their removal are mitigated.

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