How to Create Cleaner Coal

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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 had on the earth, and the newly developed methods that have been developed for creating cleaner coal.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include a viewing of this video in an earth science lesson series on fossil fuels and/or climate change
  • Have students research current advancements in clean coal technology
  • Flip your classroom by assigning this video and assessment as homework, following up the next day with a class discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • Video assumes a basic understanding of chemistry
Pros

  • Engaging animations capture viewers' attention and visually support the scientific content being presented
  • Included with the video is a short assessment offering five multiple choice and three free response questions
  • Resource offers teachers the ability to design their own customized lesson to accompany the video
Cons

  • None