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									            Forms of Energy: Solar Energy

  Who needs the sun anyway? WE DO!!! The sun is a valuable resource to both
plants and animals. Without the sun, there would be no life. Click on to the website
           below to answer the following questions about Solar Energy.

                     http://energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter15.html

   1. How do plants and animals use solar energy? ___________________________
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   2. How did fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) get their start from sunlight? ___
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   3. Why do you think Californians used solar water heaters in the 1890’s? _______
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   4.   In 1920, why were solar water heater systems being replaced with fossil fuel
        water heaters? ____________________________________________________
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   5. What is a problem with solar energy? _________________________________
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   6. How did the scientists solve this problem?______________________________
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   7. What can we use to directly change solar energy into electricity? ____________
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   8. What are three uses of that type of electricity from the sun? ________________
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   9. Why would scientists test solar energy in California, Arizona, and Florida?____
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   10. Solar II is an experimental power plant in California. How will scientists us this
        power plant? _____________________________________________________
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