Students create a condition in an aquarium which allows the formation of coal. Students observe changes in decomposition and color of materials present in aquarium before a coal layer appears. Plant "fossil" imprints will be left behind.
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By Air, Land, or Sea: The Formation and Location of Our Natural Resources
Coal forms from the ancient remains of plants that were alive on Earth before the dinosaurs! Scholars use their t-charts from the previous lesson over resources and research to determine if their information is correct. Through analysis...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Fossil Fuels (III), The Geology of Coal: Interpreting Geologic History
Students hypothesize about why various samples of coal have different characteristics. Pupils use information that they found during Internet searches to ascertain the validity of their hypotheses and verify the "story" of coal. ...
8th - 12th Science
How to Create Cleaner Coal
It's easy to take for granted the the importance of electricity in modern society, and even easier to overlook the environmental cost that is paid for all that energy. Watch as this video explores the detrimental impact burning coal has...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable