Fossil Fuels

A natural fuel such as coal or gas, formed in the geological past from the remains of living organisms.

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What is Fossil Fuels?
The fossil fuels are coal, oil and natural gas. They are fuels because they release heat energy when they are burned. They are fossil fuels because they were formed from the remains of living organisms millions of years ago.
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What is Nuclear fuels?
The main nuclear fuels are uranium and plutonium. These are radioactive metals. Nuclear fuels are not burnt to release energy. Instead, the fuels are involved in nuclear reactions in the nuclear reactor, which leads to heat being released.
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What is Wind energy?
Wind turbines have huge blades mounted on a tall tower. The blades are connected to a nacelle or housing that contains gears linked to a generator.
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What is Water energy?
The water in the sea rises and falls because of waves on the surface. Wave machines use the kinetic energy in this movement to drive electricity generators.
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What is Geothermal energy?
You should be able to outline how electricity is generated from geothermal energy.
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The main nuclear fuels are uranium and plutonium. These are radioactive metals. Nuclear fuels are not burnt to release energy. Instead, the fuels are involved in nuclear reactions in the nuclear reactor, which leads to heat being released.

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What is Nuclear fuels?

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Wind turbines have huge blades mounted on a tall tower. The blades are connected to a nacelle or housing that contains gears linked to a generator.

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Card 4

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The water in the sea rises and falls because of waves on the surface. Wave machines use the kinetic energy in this movement to drive electricity generators.

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Card 5

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You should be able to outline how electricity is generated from geothermal energy.

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