Classroom Activities and Ideas

The following activity guides and booklets are now free to download as printer-friendly PDFs.
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Coal Word Search
Energy Word Search
Two word searches from the National Energy Foundation help students become familiar with terms related to the coal industry and energy generation. 
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Coal-Related Activities for Elementary Students
Grades K-6
40-page booklet complete with 15 engaging activities and hand-outs for students in grades K through 6.

Coal-Related Activities for Secondary Students
Grades 6-12
32-page booklet complete with 10 engaging activities and hand-outs for students in grades 6 through 12.

Coal Science Fair Ideas
Grades 4-12
Project ideas associated with coal’s production and used to help spark students’ interest in science fairs. Helpful tips and resources are included.

Power from Coal Activity Book
Power from Coal Teacher’s Guide
Grades 6-9
17-page booklet with background information and student activities describing the formation, history, production, transportation, and current uses of coal. Complete with charts, graphs, images, and glossary.

Coal Worksheet
Have students learn all about coal by exploring our FAQs About Coal and answering the questions on this worksheet, created by Corey Soumis, Chemistry & Natural Resources teacher at Calumet High School in Calumet, Michigan.