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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


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


A natural resource made from remains of swamp plants from millions of years ago


A simple nonflowering plant, examples seaweeds and many single-celled forms. Algae contain chlorophyll but lack true stems, roots, leaves, and vascular tissue


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


to put together by assembling parts; to build; to make


to present an explanation; translate;
to think that something has a particular meaning


to say what will happen; anticipate; foresee


to identify someone or something as seen before


to tell or describe with details; report, tell

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