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STEM/Energy-Baker

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Solar Energy is___
Energy depreived from the sun in the form of solar radiation; energy from the sun that can be used for heating or to make electricity
Solar Energy is considered_____
Renewable; the sun is constantly giving off energy in the forms of heat and light
Advantages of Solar Energy
does not cause pollution; free; will not run out for billions of years
Disavantages of Solar Energy
is only available when the sun is shining; the energy Earth recieves is very spread out; expensive up front
Coal is___
a combustible black or brownish sedimentary rock composed mostly of carbon and hydrocarbons. It is the most abundant fossil fuel produced in the U.S.; It is an organic rock formed from the dead remains of plants and animals
Coal is considered___
Nonrenewable; coal doesn't reform in a human's lifetime. It takes millions of years to create
Advantages of Coal
is very abundant; is cheap; is easy to find; produces a lot of energy
Disadvantages of Coal
produces a lot of pollution; dangerous to mine
Geothermal Energy is___
is heat from within the Earth
Geothermal Energy is considered___
Renewable; heat is continuosly being produced inside of the Earth
Advantages of Geothermal Energy
is an unlimited source of energy; is cheap
Disadvantages of Geothermal Energy
there are only a few places where it is hot enough that is close to the surface; drilling deep wells is very expensive; hot spots are hard to find
Wind Energy is___
is the kinetic energy of the air in motion; energy produced by moving air
Wind Energy is considered___
Renewable; when the sun heats the surface unevenly, different areas of the atmosphere have different temperatureand air pressure. The differences in pressure cause winds as the air moves fro one area to another. As long as the sun shines, there will always be winds to provide energy.
Advantages of Wind Energy
is free; does not cause pollution
Disadvantages of Wind Energy
the turbines kill a lot of wildlife; the generators are noisy; the wind turbines can be destroyed in very strong winds; a wind turbine is expensive to install
Petroleum (Oil) is___
a thick, black, liquid fossil fuel; was formed form the remains of small animals, algae, and other organisms that lived in oceans and shallow inland sea hundred of millions of years ago.
Petroleum (Oil) is considered___
Nonrenewable; doesn't reform in a human's lifetime
Advantages of Petroleum (Oil)
is used to power many things; is used to make many everyday lives
Disadvantages of Petroleum (Oil)
is hard to find; as gasoline, pollutes a lot; is expensive to buy
Natural Gas is___
a mixture of methane and other gases; forms from some os the same organisms as Petroleum (Oil) (the remains of small animals, algae, and other organisms that lived in oceans and shallow inland sea hundred of millions of years ago)
Natural Gas is considered___
Nonrenewable; doesn't reform in a human's lifetime
Advantages of Natural Gas
produces large amounts of energy; doesn't pollute as much as coal or oil; can be used as a fuel for many transportation devices; is widely available; burns without releasing soot or sulfer dioxide
Disadvantages of Natural Gas
is highly flammable; a gas leak can cause a violent explosionand fire; is a fossil fuel meaning it releases CO2; can be expensive to use; when using in cars or trucks, the milage is lower than gasoline