Science - Sources of Energy

  1. What are fossil fuels?
    These are made from the remains of dead plants and animals that lives millions of years ago
  2. List the different types of renewable energy
    Wind

    Wave

    Solar

    Hydroelectric

    Geothermal

    Biomass
  3. Explain nuclear fission
    This is when the large nucleus of the uranium atom is surrounded with neutrons, it splits into two and converts its nuclear energy into huge quantities of heat energy
  4. Explain nuclear fusion
    This happens when two smaller nuclei combine to form a new nucleus.  When they fuse it releases a very large quantity of energy
  5. What is nanotechnology?
    This is the science of the very small
  6. List the uses of nanotechnology
    It is used to produce new devices that cost less to make and need less energy

    Make batteries and solar cells more efficient

    Build more sturdy, corrosion-proof and lightweight devices
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Science - Sources of Energy
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Sources of Energy
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