Chapter 5- Science
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What are some specific ways in which human used natural resources?
Trees= paper, wind= electricity, geothermal= heat and electricity, sunrays (solar panels)= electricity, mineral= products, animal skins= clothes
List of renewable resources
1. Trees, 2. Fresh Water, 3. Plants, 4. Animals
List of nonrenewable resources
1. Coal (Anthracite), 2. Petroleum, 3. Natural Gas
What are some ways that humans can conserve natural resources?
Recycle, Turn of lights when not using, make sure washing machine is full, keep water sources free from pollution, Use alternative transportation
Natural resources that humans use to generate resources are called?
What are the three forms in which fossil fuels exist?
Petroleum and natural gas form mainly from..
Dead sea life
People maintain fossil fuels by...
strip mining, mining below the Earth's surface, and drilling wells
What are some problems associated with fossil fuel use?
Acid precipitation, smog, water pollution, and the destruction of wildlife habitat
What are some alternatives to using using fossil fuels?
Nuclear Energy/Chemical Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Power, Hydroelectric Energy, Burning Biomass, Geothermal Energy
Advantages to alternative fuel source?
No Pollution, cost efficient, reduces use of fossil fuels, mostly renewable,
Disadvantages to alternative fuel source?
Not all locations are ideal, expensive to implement, disrupt wildlife,
What is the term for two or more nuclei joining together to form a new nucleus?
Natural vents that discharge steam or water from Earth are called...
Rain, sleet, or snow that contain a high concentration of acids...
Photochemical haze that forms when sunlight acts on industrial pollutants and burning fuels...
Liquid mixture of complex hydrocarbon compounds used as a fuel source...
Nonrenewable energy resource formed from the remains of organisms that lived long ago...
Solid fossil fuel that forms from partially decomposed plant material...
Gaseous mixture of hydrocarbons used as a fuel...
Mixture of gasoline and alcohol used as a fuel...
Electrical energy produced by falling water...
Energy released by a fission or fusion...
Use of a windmill to drive an electric generator...
Energy released when a chemical compounds reacts to produce a new compound...
Energy released by heat within Earth...
Organic matter that can be used as a source of energy...