Science Wiz: Stinky Rocks Green Science Energy From Minerals

Science Wiz: Stinky Rocks Green Science Energy From Minerals

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Science Wiz : Stinky Rocks Green Science Energy From Minerals

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Science Wiz: Stinky Rocks Green Science Energy From Minerals

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Stinky Rocks - To Burn or Not To Burn
by Science Wiz

Contained in this box is the most damaging fossil fuel you will ever encounter in your life, and sadly, it is used all over the world, every day and night to generate electricity. What is it, you ask? Coal. In the United States alone, the burning of coal accounts for approximately half of all electricity generated in the country. Made up of dead and rotted organisms, coal is burned in power plants to heat water and generate steam, which in turn spins a turbine to generate electricity.

The problem with burning coal, however, is that when it burns, it emits an extremely stinky smell from all the dead and rotted organisms that are burning. Coal companies spent over $35 million dollars trying to promote "clean coal" in 2008, but there's just one problem: clean coal doesn't exist. The extraction process is a mess and pollutes the ground and water, while burning it pollutes the air and the ash created from it is thrown ino stagnating ponds.

In an effort to get people to understand just how bad coal really is for the environment, Science Wiz has included a generously sized piece of coal in this kit, along with an extremely detailed and informative book on the environmental and health hazards of using coal as a fuel source. They include instructions for you to burn a small piece of coal to gain a better understanding of what is happening on the large scale, and ask you 3 very simple questions:

  • Do you burn more of your stinky rocks?
  • Do you bury the coal in your backyard?
  • Do you send it to your legislator with a demand for action?

What you do with your lump of coal is up to you.

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SCIWI8052

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1.0 lb

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