Big Ideas
Miscellaneous
Nonrenewable
Renewable
Hydrocarbon Formation

100

the Law of Conservation of Energy states
What is energy can neither be created nor destroyed

100

Daily Double (make a wager and either win or lose depending on the correctness of your answer)
It's the type of energy transfer involved when objects touch one another

100

Cleanest burning fossil fuel
What is natural gas

100

Caused by uneven heating of the Earth
What is wind

100

Dead organisms turned to hydrocarbons when they are exposed to which two things (must have both)
What is heat and pressure

200

Ability to move or change matter
What is energy

200

A match head stores this type of energy
What is chemical

200

Most electricity in American homes comes from
What is coal power plants

200

This wind driven device that creates electricity
What is a wind turbine

200

definition for the term hydrocarbon
What is any molecule containing hydrogen and carbon

300

Energy that could do work
What is potential

300

Most fuels provide energy in the form of
What is heat

300

A properly operating nuclear power plant would release only this into the air
What is steam

300

Name one reason that solar power hasn't totally dominated energy production in the U.S.
What is cost, efficiency, or intermittent sunshine

300

Any material that stores energy and releases it in a chemical change
What is a fuel

400

Any material that stores energy and releases it in a chemical change
What is fuel

400

The most widely used form of renewable energy in the world
What is water

400

Fuel rods in nuclear power plants are made from this radioactive material
What is Uranium

400

Fuel made from plants
What is Biomass or Biofuel

400

Energy of moving matter
What is kinetic

500

Transfer of energy through a liquid by currents
What is convection

500

It's how the sun's energy reaches us from so far away
What is radiation

500

most coal contains this element responsible for acid rain
What is sulfur

500

Solar power plants use mirrors called _______ to focus sunlight
What is a heliostat.

500

Type of coal formed under extreme heat and pressure
What is anthracite