Rocks As Resources

Perhaps my idea of coal mining was a little too reminiscent of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and perhaps a bit outdated…

This past week I discussed with my students the uses of many rocks and minerals. I began the lesson by defining what a natural resource was and transitioned into talking about an economically valuable resource for the state of Kentucky, coal. I shared this video from CBS about coal mining, I was truly impressed (and so were they) by the ingenuity of the new machinery used to  extract the coal. Please enjoy!


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