Here are some of the important words/terms you will need to learn & use to study and talk about this topic:

ENERGY SOURCES

Where do we get the energy we use in our day-to-day life?

What kind of energy can we change/TRANSFORM into electricity?
KEY TERMS : important words to learn AND USE!!!

NON-RENEWABLE
RENEWABLE (GREEN)
ENERGY SOURCES:
FOSSIL FUELS: chemical energy

  • coal

  • oil

  • natural gas

NUCLEAR fuel
  • solar
  • wind
  • water
  • bio-mass
  • geo-thermal

The NATIONAL GRID=== ===
Where does our electricity come from?

How does it get to our homes?

KEY TERMS : important words to learn AND USE!!!
POWER
STATIONS / PLANTS
COAL-FIRED
HYDRO-ELECTRIC
NUCLEAR
GEO-THERMAL
to GENERATE electricity
to TRANSFORM other forms of energy into electricity
HIGH VOLTAGE POWER LINES

ELECTRICITY PYLONS

ELECTRICITY POLES

to TRANSMIT electricity - send it from the power station via the pylons to the substations

to DISTRIBUTE electricity - deliver it to peopleĀ“s homes and offices or factories
SUB-STATIONS

to TRANSFORM electricity to a higher/LOWER voltage






When you have looked at these words, click the link to

PLAY the Electric Journey Game & CREATE your own power network!



A simple explanation of how a power plant works


ANIMATED VIDEO - How a coal-fired power plant works



RUBRICS: Gr 8 ENERGY SOURCES Assignment



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