Geothermal Energy

By Kylee, Jeramiah, Max, Ethan, and Jaylee

How geothermal energy works

Geothermal energy relies on a steady water reservoir and heat from the earth. NOT like hydroelectric energy. Cold water is pumped into the ground to be heated. The hot water is then sucked up through the ground into pumps and generators. A steam turbine converts the heat in the water into electricity. Geothermal electricity is also cheaper than oil, gas, and nuclear fuel. Sometimes the power plants set off earthquakes. The first geothermal energy plant was built in 1904 in Lardorello, Italy. Hot springs were used as public baths. Geothermal energy is mostly found near tectonic plate lines. Geothermal energy burns crops, wheat, and wood.

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Geothermal Energy quiz. Do you know the answers?

  1. Where was the first geothermal energy plant built?
  2. When was the first geothermal energy plant built?
  3. How does geothermal energy work?
  4. ______ springs were used as public baths?
  5. What place gets the most geothermal energy to be used?
  6. Geothermal energy sets of _________?
  7. Geothermal energy is found near _____ plate lines.
  8. Geothermal energy burns:

A) crops

B) wheat

C) wood

D) all of the above

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