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5.7A Formation of Fossil Fuels Week 10

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Oil
A flammable liquid produced from the remains of marine organisms buried under layers of sediments for millions of years
Natural Gas
A flammable material, without a definite form, produced from the remains of marine organisms buried under layers of sediments found near oil deposits
Pressure
The action of force by one object against another (in geyser, hot water escapes the pressure from under layers of Earth's crust)
Sedimentary Rock
Made of layers of compressed organic and inorganic sediments
Fossil Fuel
Non-renewable flammable material (coal, oil, natural gas) made from the remains of plants and animals buried in Earth's crust used to produce heat and power
Organic Matter
The waste and remains of plants and animals
coal
A natural resource made from remains of swamp plants from millions of years ago
Algae
A simple nonflowering plant, examples seaweeds and many single-celled forms. Algae contain chlorophyll but lack true stems, roots, leaves, and vascular tissue
Plankton
Microscopic organisms that float and drift in the ocean waters
Nonrenewable resources
A resource that forms at a rate that is much slower than the rate at which the resource is consumed
construct
to put together by assembling parts; to build; to make
interpret
to present an explanation; translate;
to think that something has a particular meaning
predict
to say what will happen; anticipate; foresee
recognize
to identify someone or something as seen before
relate
to tell or describe with details; report, tell

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