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Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuel — that’s what dinosaurs used to power their cars, right? Wrong! So, what are fossil fuels? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to fossil fuel energy sources — like natural gas, coal, and oil. You’ll learn how fossil fuels form and what we use these important resources for. Find out about how plants and animals from millions of years ago helped create today's fossil fuels today. We’ll also explain the down sides to using fossil fuels. Oh, those fancy fossil fuels do so much!

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What exactly are fossil fuels?

What is coal?

During what cycle are fossil fuels burned?