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Renewable & Non.

A set of vocabulary, to review the Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources Unit

Nonrenewable Resource Any natural resource from the Earth that exists in limited supply and cannot be replaced if it is used up; also it cannot be replenished by natural means as quickly as it is used
Renewable Resource An energy source that can be replaced by natural processes in a short amount of time
Inexhaustible An energy source that cannot be depleted
Biomass A renewable resource that comes from living things that can be burned to release energy (wood)
Coal A brown/black combustible sedimentary rock formed from plant remains over millions of years.
Geothermal An energy source from the heat inside the earth
Hydropower Power created from moving water (like a dam or waterfall)
Natural Gas A mixture of hydrocarbon gases that is used as a fuel and in the manufacture of organic compounds
Nuclear Power Power created from nuclear reactions
Oil A non-renewable, fast depleting, fossil-fuel used for energy
Solar Power Energy transmitted from the sun in the form of heat and light
Wind Power An energy source caused by moving air; it is the fastest growing energy source for generating electricity.
Fossil Fuels A fuel (coal, oil, or natural gas) formed in earth from plant or animal remains
Created by: mrshintze