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science2020

minerals

TermDefinition
ore a mineral deposit large enough and valuable enough for it to be extracted from the ground
crystallize to form a crystal structure
distribution to remove an object or place it
natural resource anything naturally occurring on the environment that humans use.
nonrenewable resource a natural resource that is not replaced in a useful time frame
fossil fuels energy rich substance formed from the remains of organisms
nuclear fission the splitting of an atoms nucleus into two nuclei that releases a great deal of energy
renew to replace in a relatively short amount of time and to extend the use of something
renewable resource either always available or is naturally replaced in a relatively short amount of time
cost an initial investment and a term used for money
desalination a process that removes salt from sea water to make fresh water
component a part or element of a larger whole
obtain to get, acquire or secure something
Created by: Kgalfal