How Does a Plant Become Oil?

How Does a Plant Become Oil?

by Linda Tagliaferro


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What tiny sea plants decompose to form oil? How did ancient Egyptians use oil to preserve mummies? What are the dangers of using fossil fuels? This series explores the causes and effects that shape our world. From the underwater volcanoes that sprout into islands, to the rushing waterfalls that spark electric currents, this series demonstrates how both natural and man-made phenomena occur.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410985316
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 08/15/2016
Series: How Does It Happen
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 10.38(h) x (d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

Oil from Plants 4

Tiny Food "Factories" 6

From Mud to Rocks 8

Energy from the Sun 10

Past Uses of Oil 12

Digging Deep 14

Oil! 16

What Is Crude Oil? 18

At the Refinery 20

Crude Oil Products 22

From Gasoline to Energy 24

Running Low? 26

Future Fuels 28

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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