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18 Cards in this Set

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solar cell
changes solar energy into electrical energy.
crued oil
Oil that is taken from the earth.
hot spots
magma collects in areas beneath the surface.
solar collector
device that collects sunlight and changes it to heat energy.
Solar energy
Energy from the sun
greenhouse effect
When air that is enclosed tightly becomes warm.
hydroelectric power plant
the energy of moving water turns turbines attached to generators that produce electricity.
Tidal energy
is the energy of rising and falling tides. used to produce energy.
the process of changing biomass into useable energy.
Plant and animal matter
geothermal energy
Energy from deep inside the earth
nuclear reactor
Fission takes place in a special structure called nuclear reactor.
nuclear fission
the most common process used.
The nucleus of an atom is split, releasing energy.
nuclear energy
The energy stored in the nucleus and atom.
nuclear fusion
the nuclei of atome are combined, releasing energy
oxygen from the air combines with fuel, producing heat and light
Where crued oil is changed to useful products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, home heating oil.
fossil fuel
Fuel that forms from the remains of dead plants and animals