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Env Science Week 10

Week 10 Vocabulary for Environmental Science

TermDefinition
Natural resources natural materials that humans use for some purpose, whether it be to supply a need or just to satisfy a want; can be renewable or nonrenewable
Renewable resources can be replaced by nature at a faster rate than humans can use or consume them
Nonrenewable resources cannot be replaced by nature at a faster rate than humans can use or consume them
Industrial Revolution a rapid, major change in economy marked by the development and use of power-driven machinery
fossil fuels nonrenewable resources, including coal, crude oil, and natural gas; made from the ancient remains of plants and marine organisms
crude oil fossil fuel made from ancient marine organisms, also known as petroleum; naturally liquid in form, refined and used in manufacturing, and to create products such as gasoline, automobile oil, crayons, wax, etc.
natural gas fossil fuel made from ancient marine organisms, naturally found as a flammable gas, used for heating
coal solid fossil fuel made from ancient plants, used mostly to fuel electrical power plants
uranium nonrenewable fuel source for nuclear power (NOT a fossil fuel)
Created by: jodytwining