Chapter 5 Science Voc Words

  1. any natural material that is used by humans, such as water, petroleum, minerals, forests, and animals
    natural resource
  2. a natural resource that can be replaced at the same rate at which the resource is consumed
    renewable resource
  3. a resource that forms at a rate that is much slower than the rate at which it is consumed
    nonrenewable resource
  4. the process of recovering valuable or useful maaterials from waste or scrap; the process of reusing some items
  5. a nonrenewable energy resource formed from the remains of organisms that lived long ago; examples include oil, coal, and natural gas
    fossil fuel
  6. a liquid mixture of complex hydrocarbon compounds; used widely as a fuel source
  7. a mixture of gaseous hydrocarbons located under the surface of the Earth, often near petroleum deposits; used as a fuel
    natural gas
  8. a fossil fuel that forms underground from partially decomposed plant material
  9. precipitation, such as rain, sleet, or snow, that contains a high concentration of acids, often because of the pollution of the atmosphere
    acid precipitation
  10. photochemical haze that forms when sunlight acts on industrial pollutants and burning fuels
  11. the energy released by a fission or fusion reaction; the binding energy of the atomic nucleus
    nuclear energy
  12. the energy released when a chemical compound reacts to produce new compounds
    chemical energy
  13. the energy received by the Earth from the sun in the form of radiation
    solar energy
  14. the use of a windmill to drive an electric generator
    wind power
  15. electrical energy produced by falling water
    hydroelectric energy
  16. organic matter that can be a source of energy
  17. a mixture of gasoline and alcohol that is used as a fuel
  18. the energy produced by heat within the Earth
    geothermal energy
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Chapter 5 Science Voc Words
Chapter 5 Science Voc Words