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Energy, Renewable and Nonrenewable Forms (Introduction)



Energy, Renewable and Nonrenewable Forms (Introduction)
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     challenging words:    watermills, nonrenewable, burning, usable, uranium, power, thermal, supply, fuel, mechanical, synthetic, material, coal, ability, organic, itself


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Energy, Renewable and Nonrenewable Forms (Introduction)
By Brenda B. Covert
  

1     Energy is power - usable power. It is the ability to do work. It comes in many different forms, such as electrical, sound, light, chemical, heat (thermal), and mechanical energy.
 
2     All forms of energy come from somewhere. We call those places "sources."These sources can be sorted into two groups. The first is renewable [ree-NOO-uh-bill]. That is a type of energy that can be used over and over, like the sun. The second is nonrenewable [NAHN-ree-noo-uh-bil]. That is an energy source that can be used up. It cannot quickly create more of itself.
 
3     Renewable energy sources include the sun, wind, and water. If you have seen solar panels, windmills, or watermills, then you have seen renewable energy sources at work.

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