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FOSSIL FUEL

A fuel that formed over millions of years from the remains of organisms.

CRUDE OIL

Oil from the ground before it is changed into other products.

TIDAL ENERGY

Energy in rising and falling tides.

NONRENEWABLE RESOURCE

A resource that cannot be replaced once it is used up.

HYDROELECTRIC

Generating electricity with moving water.

RENEWABLE RESOURCE

A resource that cannot be used up.

GREENHOUSE EFFECT

The trapping of heat by the air around the earth.

GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

Heat inside the earth.

ACID RAIN

Rain that forms when certain gases mix with water and air.

FISSION

Splitting of the nucleus of an atom.

NUCLEAR REACTOR

A device built to produce and control nuclear energy.

TURBINE

A machine with turning fanlike blades that runs a generators

URANIUM

A heavy element used as a fuel for nuclear fission.

SOLAR ENERGY

Radiant energy from the sun.

SOLAR CELL

A device that changes sunlight into electricity.

SOLAR COLLECTOR

A device that traps and stores solar energy.

REFINERY

A place where crude oil is changed into various products.