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alternative energy resources Another name for renewable energy resources
biomass Any fuel that comes from plants, animals, or their wastes
generator Large coil of wire with a magnet inside. When the magnet is turned, electricity is produced in the coil of wire
geothermal power Making electricity using heat from hot rocks underground
hydroelectric power Making electricity by letting falling water turn turbines and generators
nuclear energy Energy stored inside the particles that things are made out of
radiation Dangerous particles and energy given off by uranium and other radioactive materials
renewable energy resource An energy resource that will never run out (solar power)
solar cells Flat plates that convert light energy into electrical energy
solar panels Flat plates that use the sun's energy to heat water
turbine The machine in a power station that is pushed round by water or steam and turns the generator
uranium A fuel used in nuclear power stations
wind turbine A kind of windmill that generates electricity using energy from the wind
joule The unit for measuring energy
kilojoule There are 1000 joule in 1 of these
convection current A flow of liquid or gas caused by part of it being heated or cooled more than the rest
geothermal power Making electricity using heat from hot rocks underground
hydroelectric power Making electricity by letting falling water turn turbines and generators
nuclear power Making electricity by using the nuclear energy stored inside uranium
photosynthesis Process that plants use to make their own food. It needs light to work.
tidal power Making electricity using the moving (kinetic) energy from the tides


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