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American Coal Foundation, Washington, D.C. Nonprofit educational organization supported by an industry coalition. Provides free educational materials (teacher packages and coal samples) about coal, electricity, and land reclamation. Activities for elementary and secondary students, a coal video guide, science fair ideas, posters, and more are available.

Center for Energy and Economic Development, Alexandria, Virginia. Provides coal facts packets, information on production of electricity, coal technology, the environment, charts and graphs about coal economics, information about the top ten coal-producing states, and fuel sources for energy in the United States.

National Energy Foundation. Nonprofit developer of innovative mineral resource education materials. The Out of the Rock section provides online information about how minerals are used. This site also provides inexpensive posters and teachers materials concerning electricity production, energy, and mining.

Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. Provides official U.S. government coal statistics, online publications about the U.S. and world coal industry, coal data, quarterly reports on U.S. coal production, state coal profiles, and reviews of U.S. coal resources, and energy initiatives.

Coal Education. Kentucky Coal Association . An industry-sponsored educational resource that provides 90 different K-12 lesson plans about coal, industry perspectives on coal-related issues in the news, and opportunities for interactive education links that allow students to ask questions of people in the coal industry.

Field Trip to a Coal Mine, Kentucky Educational Television. Online version of a video trip to a working coal mine. Provides information on coal formation, mining, processing, use, and regulations.