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An overview of coal and its uses PowerPoint

Year Level(s) Years K-2 Years 3-6 Years 7-10 Years 11-12
Subject Area(s) Geography Science General Science Chemistry Earth & Environmental Science
Topic(s) Coal & Low Emission Technology Energy Geology / Mineral Formation Mining Rocks & Minerals Non-Renewable Energy
Resource Type Presentation

Find out where we get the coal that powers our homes and industries. This is a PowerPoint presentation outlining how coal is formed, mined, processed and used. All slides contain images or maps. Teacher’s notes are included.

Educational value statement

  • Includes maps showing locations of coal deposits in Australia
  • Includes details of open-cut and underground mining as well as site rehabilitation.
  • Teacher’s notes contain background information and some suggestions for activities and discussion topics
  • Can be downloaded as a PPT file.

Key learning objectives

  • Students identify coal as an important resource and describe how it is used
  • Students describe how coal is formed and explain why it is regarded as a non-renewable resource.
  • Students describe the methods of mining coal.
  • Students explain how mine sites are rehabilitated after use.


  • Science Understanding: Earth and space sciences; Physical sciences
  • Science as a Human Endeavour: Use and influence of science
  • (Geographical knowledge and understanding: Environment)

Australian Curriculum content statements

Science: ACSSU032; ACSSU074; ACSSU116; ACSSU153;

An overview of coal and its uses PowerPoint

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