The most common way of producing electricity
is by using fossil fuels. There are three main
forms of fossil fuels: coal, oil and natural gas.
Once the fossil fuels are out of the ground,
they are transported to the power plants. If oil
is being used it usually first arrives in big
tanker ships and then is transported to the plant
along huge pipelines. Gas is transported by
Another popular way to make electricity is
with hydro power created from water stored in
huge dams. The energy created by the water being
released from these dams is transformed into
electricity by hydroelectric turbines and
Another way to make smaller amount of
electricity is by chemical reaction like
the ones that take place in batteries.
The chemicals in a battery react together and
can produce an electrical charge. When the battery
is placed into a circuit, we get a current of
electricity (or the flow of energy!) that can
be used to power whatever device it is hooked up
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