What are fossil fuels? Fossil fuels are a nonrenewable resource. They are found beneath the earth and were created from animals and plants that died over 300 million years ago. The fuels are released when they burn.
What are the different types of fossil fuels? The different types of fuel are: Coal Oil Natural gas View slide
How is coal formed? Decay Compaction Heat Time makes coal View slide
How is oil formed It is formed from the remains of animals and plants. they were covered with silt and sand. Then add the heat and pressure and you have oil.
How is natural gas formed It is created the same way as oil. Plants and animals from millions of years ago decayed then add silt or dirt. Then heat and pressure
How is coal, oil, and natural gases used as a fossil fuel? Natural gases are used to help us cook food and heat our houses. Coal is used to generate more than half of the electricity made in the U.S. Oil is used in gasoline, jet fuel and, diesel fuel. Oil is also burned in factories to create electricity.
What are refineries and why are they important to the production of fossil fuels? This is where oil is produced and it is very important because it helps make gasoline and plastic.
The Exxon oil spill The Exxon Valdez oil spill was an oil spill that happened in 1989 in Alaska, that spilled about 10.8 million gallons of American oil into the ocean.
The deep water horizon oil catastrophe it is an oil spill that is still going on today. It exploded on april 20th 2010. 11 people are dead. The oil slick seeping threatens fisheries, tourism, and the habitat of many bird species.