Executing A Non-Electronic Rock Blast at a Rock Quarry
Grades: 3 - 5

Video Description: New July 2022! Go to a rock quarry with an explosives expert and mining engineer to see how a controlled non-electronic blast is set up and executed. See the blast and the science and technology behind it.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: DInfrastructure-45**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video in conjunction with student study of energy, and/or geology.
  • Prior to viewing the video, have students brainstorm how they think bags of rock that they see at the local hardware store actually get there. Where does that rock come from?

To learn more about rock quarries and how they are operated, check out the full program this segment is edited from: The Science Behind Explosives 1.

*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.