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unit four science

energy,resorses, transformaton

energy the ability to do work. The ability of a system to do work; reqiured for changes to happen within a system
biomass Material delivered from living things
coal a hard, black solid fuel from the remains of planets millions of years and extracted from the ground; a nonrenewable fossil fuel
energy resource A source or supply of energy that can be used to generate electric power meet people's needs
fossil fuel a natural, nonrenewable fuel such as coal, oil, natural gas formed a very long time ago from the remains of living organisms
geothermal energy heat transformed from beneath the surface of earth and used to produce energy for human uses
greenhouse gasses gases in the atmosphere that trap heat within the atmosphere
hydropower a renewable source of energy based on the natural moment of water
landfill a disposable site for solid waste
natural gas a gas, usually found in the ground positioned above the petroleum deposits, that's burned to obtain energy; a nonrenewable fossil fuel
nonrenewable not replaced by natural means within a short period of time
nuclear power energy harnessed from the decay of uranium atoms
petroleum (oil) a flammable, yellow-to-black liquid composed of hydrocarbons occurring naturally beneath earth surface; a nonrenewable fossil fuel processed to make gasoline used in vehicles
pollution the presence of harmful or unwanted levels material in the environment
renewable replaceable by natural means in short period of time
solar power energy collected from the sun and converted into useable energy; a renewable resource
wind energy energy from turbines that harnesses the movement of air and convert it to useable energy; a renewable blend source
Created by: heredia.amorette



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