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Learners hypothesize about why various samples of coal have different characteristics. Pupils use information that they found during Internet searches to ascertain the validity of their hypotheses and verify the "story" of coal. Analysis of coal-bearing rock sequences leads to conclusions concerning the envioronmental setting in which coal sediments were deposited.