Sources of ENERGY

January 2006
World Almanac for Kids;2006, p74
Information is presented on different sources of energy, including fossil fuels, nuclear energy, and water power. Fuels are called 'fossil' because they were formed from ancient plants and animals. The three basic fossil fuels are coal, oil, and natural gas. Nuclear power is created by releasing energy stored in the nucleus of an atom. This process is nuclear fission, which is also called 'splitting' an atom. Water power is energy that comes from the force of falling or fast-flowing water.


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