P1.23-P1.24 Renewable and Non-renewable energy resources

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How does solar energy work?`
solar cells convert light into electrical enerrgy
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How does hydroelectricity work
falling water turns a generator in a high reservoir
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How do wind turbines work
wind turns turbines whuch turn generators
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How does geothermal energy work?
heat from underground rocks boils water, creating steam, turning turbines, turning generators
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How does tidal power work?
turbines in a dam turn as the tide flows out
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How does wave power work?
generates electricity when floating electrical generators move up and down
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Give some advantages and disadvantages of solar power
advantages- renewable, no pollution. disadvantages- not available all the time, expensive
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Give some advantages and disadvantages of wind turbines
advantages- sustainable, renewable, no pollution. disasvantages- spoils landscape, unreliable
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Give some advantages and disadvantages of geothermal power
advantages- renewable, sustainable. disadvantages- can create pollution
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Give some advantages and disadvantages of hydroelectric power
advantages- available any time. disadvantages- won't work if reservoir dries up
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Give some advantages and disadvantages of tidal power
advantages- renewable, sustainable. disadvantages- only works at certain times
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Give some advantages and disadvantages of wave power
advantages- renewable, reliable. disadvantages- difficult to produce large amounts of electricity
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How does producing energy from fossil fuels work?
chemical energy is store s as heat energy, steam turns turbines which turns generators
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How does producing energy from nuclear fuel work?
Nuclear reactions release heat which boils water which creates steam which turns turbines which turns generators
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Give some advantages and disadvantages of fossil fuels
advantages- easy to obtain. disadvantages- pollution, no renewable
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Give some advantages and disadvantages of nuclear fuel
advantages- cheap, doesn't produce carbon dioxide. disadvantages- dangerous, non renewable
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