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Unit 5 key terms

energy resources things that provide energy
energy conservation the process of using energy wisely so it will not be used up
thermal energy the total energy of a substances' particles due to their movement also the energy of motion in the molecule
radiant energy energy transmitted by electromagnetic waves such as X-rays, visible light, heat, and radio waves
chemical energy energy released from chemical changes or reactions such as photosynthesis or respiration
electromagnetic energy energy produced by electromagnets that can travel through space such as X-rays, visible light, heat and radio waves
coal a solid fossil fuel formed from plant remains
oil a thick, black liquid fossil fuel
natural gas a mixture of methane and other gases that come from fossils
nuclear energy energy obtained from the nucleus of an atom
renewable energy energy that is naturally replaced in a relative short time
biomass the living or formally living material in an ecosystem
wind power the use of wind to turn a turbine to generate energy
hydroelectric power energy produced by the flowing of water
Created by: owlgirl