By:Makynzii & Nyla

How the coal is form and how is it used

    The energy in coal comes from energy that was stored in giant plants that lived hundreds of millions of years ago in swamp forests.When these giant plants and ferns died, they formed layers at the bottom of the swamps. Water and dirt began to pile up on top of the dead plant remains.

  • Coal can be used as heat, electricity ,and to power generators

Pictures of Coal

How coal hurts the environment

Coal is a chemically complex fuel. Whenever it is burned, gases are given off and particles of ash, called "fly ash," are released. The sulfur in coal combines with oxygen to form sulfur dioxide, which can be a major source of air pollution if emitted in large enough quantities.