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Nonrenewable Energy

6th Earth Science

A natural resource that humans use to generate energy. energy resource
A nonrenewable energy resource formed from the remains of organisms that lived long ago; examples include oil, coal, and natural gas. fossil fuel
The energy released by a fission or fusion reaction; the binding energy of the atomic nucleus. nuclear energy
The process by which a nucleus splits into two or more fragments and releases neutrons and energy. fission
A nonrenewable energy source that forms from the remains of organisms that lived a long time ago. fossil fuels
Resources that are used up much quicker than they can be replaced. nonrenewable resources
Type of fossil fuel that is made from the remains of marine organisms. Used to make plastic, bubble gum, and ink. AKA = crude oil. petroleum
Type of fossil fuel that has methane and used for cooking or heating homes. It is also made from the remains of marine organisms. natural gas
Type of fossil fuel that is created from the remains of swamp plants. Burned in the 1800s to power trains. Looks like a black rock. coal
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