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Coal: Classroom Activities

Activity Concepts

Investigating Types of Coal

Types of coal; physical and chemical properties of coal; rank of coal

Coal Resources in the United States

Distribution of coal; locations of coal-fired power plants

Trends in Coal Production and Consumption

Coal production; coal consumption

Coal Exploration

Coal exploration and mining; well log correlation

Acid Rain and the Environment

Acid rain; Carbon cycle; carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere; advantages and disadvantages of coal