Natural Resources
Cow dung is a type of biomass fuel.

Natural Resources

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Wind is a natural resource. A wind turbine is a rotary device that extracts energy from the wind. The United Kingdom plans to use offshore wind turbines to generate enough power to light every home in the UK by 2020.

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1.
Coal, oil and natural gas can be described how?
Expendable
Infinite
Non-renewable
Renewable
Once used they cannot be replaced
2.
What form of power uses heat from below ground?
Geothermal
Hydro Electric
Solar
Tidal
3.
How are coal, oil and natural gas collectively known?
Clean fuels
Fossil fuels
Prehistoric fuels
Recycled fuels
Formed from fossil remains of plants and animals
4.
Which of these statements is true?
1 million UK homes are powered by solar panels
HEP does not damage the environment
The world gets 5% of its electricity from non-fossil fuels
Wind turbines work well in coastal locations
About 25% of the world's electricity comes from non-fossil fuels
5.
The letters HEP refer to what type of power?
Heated Electrical
Highly Explosive
Hugely Expensive
Hydro Electric
6.
Bauxite is a mineral that can be made into what?
Aluminium
Steel
Tin
Zinc
One of the uses of aluminum is to make drinks cans
7.
Which problem is not caused by burning fossil fuels?
Acid rain
Global warming
Smog
The hole in the ozone layer
The release of CFC gasses damages the ozone layer
8.
Trees give out which gas?
Carbon Dioxide
Methane
Nitrogen
Oxygen
9.
Which of these is not a natural resource?
Fish
Plastic
Topsoil
Trees
Plastic doesn't occur in nature - it's man-made
10.
Which of these is not a biomass fuel?
Cow dung
Firewood
Peat
Uranium
Biomass fuels are 'traditional' sources of energy
Author:  Jan Crompton

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