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ch16 Energy Resource

Grade 6

fuel substance that provides a form of energy- such as heat, light, electricity, or motion- as a result of a chemical change
combustion the process of burning a fuel
hydrocarbons energy rich compounds with hydrogen and carbon
reserves known deposits that can be obtained by using current technology
Coal a solid fossil fuel formed from plant remains
Oil Thick, black, liquid fossil fuel
Refinery A factory where crude oil is separated into fuels and other products by heating
Natural Gas A mixture of methane and other gases
nonrenewable resources natural resources that are not replaced as they are used
renewable resources naturally replaced resources in a short period of time
solar energy energy from the sun
wind can be used to turn turbines and generate electricity
hydroelectric power electricity produced by flowing water
biomass fuels fuels made from things that were once alive like wood or corn
geothermal energy magma heats underground water
nucleus central core of an atom
nuclear fission splitting an atoms nucleus into two smaller nuclei
nuclear fusion combining of two atomic nuclei to produce a single larger nucleus
Created by: kbteach