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8 Sci Resources

8th Grade Science Resources Vocabulary

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AIR POLLUTION CONTAMINATION OF THE ATMOSPHERE BY THE INTRODUCTION OF POLLUTANTS FROM HUMAN AND NATURAL SOURCES.
ACID PRECIPITATION RAIN, SLEET, OR SNOW WITH HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF ACIDS THAT COME FROM AIR POLLUTION.
CONSERVATION CAREFUL USE OF RESOURCES WITH THE GOAL OF REDUCING DAMAGE TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
GEOTHERMAL ENERGY HEAT ENERGY FROM EARTH WHICH CAN BE USED TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY.
FOSSIL FUELS NONRENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES THAT BEGAN TO FORM MILLIONS OF YEARS AGO FROM THE REMAINS OF ONCE-LIVING PLANTS AND ANIMALS; COAL, OIL, AND NATURAL GAS.
HYDROELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION OF ELECTRICITY BY WATER.
NONRENEWABLE RESOURCES CANNOT BE REPLACES BY NATURAL PROCESSES IN LESS THAN 100 YEARS.
NUCLEAR ENERGY ENERGY PRODUCED BY SPLITTING OF THE NUCLEI OF CERTAIN ELEMENTS.
RENEWABLE RESOURCES CAN BE RECYCLED OR REPLACED BY NATURAL PROCESSES IN LESS THAN 100 YEARS.
ORE MINERAL RESOURCES THAT CAN BE MINED AT A PROFIT
SOLAR ENERGY ENERGY FROM THE SUN THAT IS NONPOLLUTING, RENEWABLE, AND ABUNDANT BUT IS AVAILABLE ONLY THEN THE SUN IS SHINING.
WIND ENERGY SOLAR ENERGY SOURCE USING THE WIND, IS NONPOLLUTING AND RENEWABLE.
DEFORESTATION THE DESTROYING AND CUTTING DOWN OF TREES.
GLOBAL WARMING THE INCREASE IN THE AVERAGE GLOBAL TEMPERATURE DUE TO AN INCREASE IN GREENHOUSE GASES.
GREENHOUSE EFFECT PROCESS IN WHICH THE ATMOSPHERE ABSORBS AND TRAPS THERMAL ENERGY
BIOMASS MATERIAL FROM PLANTS OR ANIMALS USED AS AN ENERGY SOURCE.
ENERGY RESOURCES NATURAL RESOURCES THAT HUMANS USE TO GENERATE ENERGY.
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