What is Biomass Energy? - Quiz & Worksheet


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In a process that takes millions of years, ancient plants and animals are transformed into __________.

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1. __________ energy is energy generated by the burning of any recently living organism or a fuel derived from an organism.

2. What is the main reason scientists are studying biomass energy sources?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Biomass energy is a relatively new form of energy that scientists are studying today, and the quiz/worksheet pairing is designed to check your understanding of it. The quiz includes many fill-in-the-blank questions to assess what you know.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on these key concepts:

  • Primary purpose behind the study of biomass energy sources
  • Energy created by burning a recently living organism
  • Recycled product used in specialized engines to create energy
  • The burning of corn or wood for heat

Skills Practiced

Evaluate how effectively you can utilize these important skill sets through completion of the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about biomass energy from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of energy to understand the conversion of ancient plants and animals into a usable product
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about biomass energy in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the study of biomass energy sources and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You are invited to review the accompanying lesson entitled What is Biomass Energy? to learn more. The objectives met by working on the lesson materials include:

  • Understand the societal and environmental changes that have led scientists toward new fuel sources
  • Define ethanol and know the drawbacks as a fuel source
  • Learn about the acceptance of biodiesel in Europe and the United States
  • Identify why algae is a good fuel resource