nonrenewable and renewable

Petroleum and Wind


Wind turbines can be bad because they can kill birds with the turbine spinning.

Wind turbines can be good because they can make power for a lot of people.

Energy 101: Wind Turbines

Wind turbine

This video is about wind turbines and how they work


Petroleum is used for fuel and chemicals, plastics and other materials

Petroleum is found underground pockets called reservoirs

Crude Oil Refinery Operations 1994

Oil refinery

This video is about how oil refinery's work and what they do

Where the resource are found

  • Petroleum is found in underground pockets called reservoirs
  • Wind is found in places that are most windy because then they will be able to spin and make energy

How are they formed

  • Wind is caused by the uneven heating of the earths surface by the sun
  • petroleum is a fossil fuel that was formed from the remains of ancient marine organisms.

How are they used

  • Petroleum products include transportation fuels, fuel oils for heating and electricity generation, asphalt and road oil, and the feedstocks used to make chemicals, plastics, and synthetic materials found in nearly everything we use today.
  • Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in the wind into mechanical power. This mechanical power can be used for specific tasks (such as grinding grain or pumping water) or a generator can convert this mechanical power into electricity to power homes, businesses, schools, and the like.

What cool facts about the two can you find?

  • Wind energy is cool because they dont make any pollution
  • Petrochemicals (found in oil) helped produce the electronic device you are reading on right now.

How to innovate with the two energies

  • You could make a lot of wind turbines in the desert or in a place where theres always wind
  • You can drill into another planet