6th Grade: Unit 5 Energy Resources
Vocabulary that supports the concepts of the energy resources.
a combustible black or dark brown rock consisting mainly of carbonized plant matter, found mainly in underground deposits and widely used as fuel; nonrenewalbe fossil fuel
fossil fuel formed from the remains of ancient dead plants and animals.
a gas usually found above petroleum deposits and burned to obtain energy, a non-renewable fossil fuel
energy from splitting Uranium atoms.
a resource that uses organic matter such as plants, wood, and waste; it is burned to release energy.
energy derived from wind by means of windmills or wind turbines.
electricity or energy created from moving water.
energy from heat inside the earth
energy from the sun
having to do with morals, values, and right or wrong
a condition or circumstance that puts one in a favorable or superior position.
the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position
a natural resource that can be converted by humans into other forms of energy in order to do useful work
the practice of finding ways to use less energy or to use energy more efficiently
reasonable; making use of reason and good sense