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What does renewable mean?
Something that can be replaced at the same (or faster) rate than it is used.
(e.g.) AS fast as we use wind, there's more made. OR even though we use trees, more can be made in a relatively short time.
Is this renewable?
Water
yes
Is this renewable?
fossil fuels
no
Is this renewable?
wind
yes
Is this renewable?
solar energy
yes
What is coal made out of?
Remains of dead swamp plants squashed, squeezed and heated for millions of years.
What is natural gas and oil made from?
Remains of millions of tiny dead sea organisms squashed, squeezed and heated for millions of years.
What is Recycling????
It is the re-using of waste or scrap material.
What is one of the biggest complaints about fossil fuels?
POLLUTION!!!!! ACID RAIN!!!!!
What is one of the biggest complaints about solar, wind and water as alternative energy sources?
Too expensive and they just doesn't make as much reliable energy as fossil fuels and nuclear power.
Is this renewable?
Trees
yes
What are the four stages of coal formation?
Peat --> Lignite --> Bituminous Coal --> Anthracite
What is the type of energy from the sun called?
Solar energy
This type of energy can be made from fission (splitting) of atoms or from fusing (joining) atoms together...
Nuclear energy
What is the type of energy from taking the heat from deep underneath the Earth called?
Geothermal energy
What is the type of energy called that you get from burning organic (once living) matter such as: wood, alcohol, dung, etc?
Biomass energy
Is this renewable?
Heat from within the Earth (geothermal energy)
Yes
Is this renewable?
Air
yes
Oil is also known as:
Petroleum oil
Where does Taiwan currently get most of its energy?
from Fossil Fuels
Can you list one advantage and one disadvantage of:
Fossil Fuels
Answers will vary - See your notes
Can you list one advantage and one disadvantage of:
Solar energy
Answers will vary - See your notes
Can you list one advantage and one disadvantage of:
Wind energy
Answers will vary - See your notes
Can you list one advantage and one disadvantage of:
Geothermal energy
Answers will vary - See your notes
Can you list one advantage and one disadvantage of:
Nuclear energy
Answers will vary - See your notes
What is acid precipiation?
It is rain, sleet or snow that has acid in it. It comes from too much pollution.
What is smog?
It makes the sky look all hazy. It comes when you have sun, pollution and fog together.
What is the solid form of Fossil Fuels called?
Coal
What is the liquid form of Fossil Fuels called?
Petroleum Oil
What is the gas form of Fossil Fuels called?
Natural Gas
What is the type of energy do you get from falling water?
Hydroelectric energy
What type of energy do you get from using a windmill?
Wind energy
What type of energy do you get from the movement of waves or tides?
Tidal energy
Why do you think Taiwan wants to reduce the amount of Fossil Fuels it uses?
Answers may vary but can include:
Reduces Pollution and Fossil Fuels are running out