Non Renewable Energy: Fossil Fuels

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Key takeaways
An overview of the different types of fossil fuels.
An understanding of how each fossil forms and the effects of burning fuels on the Earth.
A discussion of the benefits and drawbacks of each fossil fuel type.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

Non-renewable energy sources are natural resources that cannot be readily replaced as fast as their being consumed. In this class, students will explore the different types of fossil fuels, including coal, oil and gas. Students will then gain a better understanding of how each fossil fuel forms before looking at benefits and drawbacks of fossil fuels. This class is aimed at students in Years 10 and 11 but is great for any student interested in the environment

Try these classes next: Non Renewable Energy: Nuclear Power, Renewable EnergyGlobal Climate ChangeHuman Activity and Greenhouse Gases

Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Year 10-11 or S4-S5.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

What to expect:
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