earth natural resources 323-331 3/23/16
Terms in this set (43)
things you see each day began as a part of this.
Materials from the environment that are used by people are called this.
resources can be divided into two main groups
Energy resources and material resources.
natural resources that provide people with energy are called this.
minerals water plants animals rock and soil are all this.
are those that regularly replaced or replenished by nature.
are those that can be used only once, or those that are not replaced by nature nearly as quickly as they are used. Oil, coal, and metal gas are considered this.
oil (or petroleum),coal, and natural gas are considered this because of their energy comes from the fossil remains of organisms.
or crude oil,is a liquid fossil fuel.
before being used, petroleum is separated into different substances in a process called this.
humans are aways looking for new petroleum this or sources of petroleum.
is a fossil fuel that often forms on top of petroleum.
is a solid also feel formed from dead plant material.
Coal is removed from earth through this or digging down into earth.
Energy from within earth is called this.
is energy that comes from the nuclei,or centers,of atoms.
kind of nuclear energy, results when nucleus of an atoms is split apart.
most often, the element is used for nuclear fission is this, element uranium.
moving air,or wind,contains energy.
sheen that converts mechanical energy of wind, moving water, or steam electrical energy by using a generator.
energy an object that has because of its motion or positions.
form of energy that consists of a flow of electrical charges through a conductor.
Machine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy.
moving water has energy.
wave and tidal energy
movements of ocean water can also be used to generate electricity.
energy from the sun is called this.
photovoltaic (PV) cells
are devices that use energy of sunlight to generate electricity.
matter formed from plants and animals that contained stored energy is called this.
is a type of biomass that comes from trees.
is a type of biomass that forms as swamp plants begin to break down and decay.
dried animal waste,is a type of biomass that can be burned for heat.
many kinds of plants that can be used to make this.
others are mixed with gasoline to make fuel called this.
as biomass decays,it gives off a gas called this.This has can be collected and burned as a fuel.
you, and other organisms, use oxygen from the air called thus, the process in which food is broken down to get energy.
use carbon dioxide from the air to make food by this.
many of the products you use each day come from this.
all of the foods you consider meats come from this.
fungi, protest, and bacteria also provide people with useful products.
are among the most commonly use natural resources.
one group of especially useful minerals is called this.
are chemical compounds that are easily molded into different shapes.
is a liquid that forms from the fossil remains of organism deep below earths surface.