What is a coal mine?

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What is a coal mine?

  1. 1. Coal Mining (Local History) This is the Redding Pit.
  2. 2. General Learning Intentions    To know what coal is used for. To know what a coal mine is. To understand what life was like for a coal miner.
  3. 3. Coal Mining Look at this picture of a coal miner. •Describe what he is doing. •Describe his clothing. •What is he holding? •What is the coal for?
  4. 4. Coal is an energy source for heat. Have you ever seen coal? What is it used for?
  5. 5. Coal is used to generate, or make electricity:
  6. 6. Coal mining is getting coal from the ground: Some coal comes from near the surface, but most comes from deep underneath the ground.
  7. 7. A coal mine and its structure is called a colliery:
  8. 8. Imagine… Look at the next few pictures. Imagine what it was like to work in a coal mine.
  9. 9. Here is an underground coal mine.
  10. 10. Coal mining underground a long time ago:
  11. 11. A very long time ago!
  12. 12. Look how small the tunnels were.
  13. 13. Time to write.    Draw a picture of a miner at work. Show how he felt by the expression on his face. Think of three words to describe his job. (adjectives)
  14. 14. Technology time! How on earth did the miners get in and out of the mine?  Talk with your partner about your ideas. Draw a picture to show how you think they did it.  Create a junk model to show your solutions. 
  15. 15. What do we know now that we didn’t know before?  Tell your partner what you know about coal mining. Swap over. Now tell the class.  Have you been a successful learner?  

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