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1Ms. Ashby’s Third Grade Science Class SOURCES OF ENERGYMs. Ashby’s Third Grade Science Class
2We use energy every day. Energy is need to operate machines, to heat and cool our homes and schools, to cook, to provide light and to take people from place to place.
3THE SUN Almost all of the energy we use comes from the sun. The sun is like a giant energy factory.The easiest way to get energy from the sun is to use its light.
4SOLAR ENERGY Solar energy is used to perform small jobs. People catch energy from the sun by using solar cells.
5Solar panels are used to collect energy from the sun.
6Fossil Fuels Coal, oil and natural gas are fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are formed in the earth from plants and animals that died millions of years ago.Fossil fuels are a nonrenewable form of energy. That means that they can not be replaced once they are used.
7COAL Coal is an important fossil fuel. Coal is found underground. Coal is used to make electric power.When coal is burned, it pollutes the air.
8This coal is being carried from a coal mine in a box car.
9OILOil is removed from deep within the Earth. Workers pump oil out of the Earth using wells.Oil is used to make gasoline and heating fuel.
10Oil is being removed from the Earth with a drill.
11NATURAL GAS Natural gas comes from the Earth. Natural gas is a clean source of energy.Natural gas can be compressed into a liquid and moved long distances through pipelines.
15WIND POWERWind power turns windmills and moves sailboats.
16Windmills have been used for hundreds of years to grind grain and pump water.
17CONSERVATIONSince fossil fuels are a nonrenewable source of energy, it is important that we conserve energy.We can conserve energy by turning off lights when they are not being used, walk instead of drive if we are going short distances and wear layers of clothes to keep warm.