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6th Grade: Unit 5 Energy Resources

Vocabulary that supports the concepts of the energy resources.
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coal
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
oil
fossil fuel formed from the remains of ancient dead plants and animals.
natural gas
a gas usually found above petroleum deposits and burned to obtain energy, a non-renewable fossil fuel
nuclear power
energy from splitting Uranium atoms.
biomass
a resource that uses organic matter such as plants, wood, and waste; it is burned to release energy.
wind energy
energy derived from wind by means of windmills or wind turbines.
hydropower
electricity or energy created from moving water.
geothermal energy
energy from heat inside the earth
solar energy
energy from the sun
ethical
having to do with morals, values, and right or wrong
advantage
a condition or circumstance that puts one in a favorable or superior position.
disadvantage
the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position
energy resource
a natural resource that can be converted by humans into other forms of energy in order to do useful work
energy conservation
the practice of finding ways to use less energy or to use energy more efficiently
logical
reasonable; making use of reason and good sense