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Learn About Energy Answers

 

1. Energy is the ability to change or move matter.

 

2. Students should list at least three of the following forms of energy: chemical,
mechanical, radiant, electrical, and nuclear.

 

3. Nuclear energy is energy contained in the center of an atom.

 

4. Answers will vary. Students may mention: riding a bicycle, sitting in the sun, eating,
using a toaster, or using a car as real life examples of how energy can be transformed,
or changed, from one form to another.

 

5. A nonrenewable resource is a resource that can be used up.

 

6. Answers will vary. Students may give the following as examples of renewable resources: wood, wind, sunshine, geothermal energy, biomass, and water stored behind dams in lakes and reservoirs.

 

7. False: Most of the electricity we use is produced by generators in power plants.



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