Fossil Fuels Vocab
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Laying down rock particles using wind, water, or ice to form sedimentary rock layers.
Formed over millions of years from tiny sea organisms and decayed plants.
Formed in the swampy areas of the earth over millions of years.
Released from decaying materials over millions of years and trapped in pockets of petroleum
Rock made of layers of compressed organic and inorganic sediments.
Nonrenewable materials made from the remains of plants and animal buried in the earth's crust for millions of years and is used for heat and power.
The waste and remains of plants and animals
The action of force of something against something else.
A push or pull.
Millions of years
"Over time".....the amount of time it takes for rock to change.
What is left behind and preserved in sedimentary rock over time.
Particles of rock that have been moved and deposited in a new place.
A representation of an object used to help understand a structure.
The process of someone removing or digging material from the earth.
Sedimentary Rock Layer
Different sections of earth made from different types of sediment being pressed down together over time.
The process of organic materials breaking down over time.
An ecosystem that has many different plants and lots of water. Millions of years ago It filled up and became buried under the Earth's surface.
A flammable liquid produced from organic matter (remains of marine organisms) buried under layers of sediments for millions of years