Energy Resorces!

Claire Krivitz, hour 1

Where are wind energy and fossil fuels found?

Wind:

wind is found in the air


Fossil Fuels:

fossil fuels are found underground

How are these resources found?

Wind:

warm air expands and rise up while cold air condenses and sinks making a flow of air called wind.


Fossil Fuels:

formed from the organic remains of prehistoric plants and animals

How are these resources used?

Wind:

wind turbines are put up and the wind moves the turbine which generates energy.


Fossil Fuels:

Coal is crushed to a fine dust and burnt. Oil and natural gas can be burnt directly.

What are some cool facts and statistics?

Wind:

Early forms of wind turbines were used to crush grain or pump water. Wind turbines are taller than the Statue of Liberty, 328 ft tall. Wind power gets 4.7 percent of energy usage.


Fossil Fuels:

  • petroleum: 1 percent
  • natural gases: 33 percent
  • coal: 33 percent

What is one innovative alternative energy form?

Wind:

Wind turbines were discovered along time ago but then they were used for pumping water and crushing grain. Now they are used to generate electricity. One improvement people could use in the future is putting wind turbine on mountains and in oceans.


Fossil Fuels:

people an conserve all energy which means we won't have to burn and find as much energy. Also we could try very hard to clean out all pollutes before letting the air back out.

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This is an example of wind turbines being used on a mountain.
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This is an example of a fossil fuel power plant.

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Claire Krivitz, hour 1