Earth Science

Natural Resources

Fossil Fuel Formation

Study Tip
Just like the three stages of matter, there are three types of fossil fuels: coal (solid), oil (liquid), and natural gas (gaseous).

Fossil Fuels

Fossil Fuels chart
Study Tip
Just like the three stages of matter, there are three types of fossil fuels: coal (solid), oil (liquid), and natural gas (gaseous).
Study Tip
The same way a person may cast a shadow over another person when they stand under the sun, planets or celestial bodies that have aligned themselves cast shadows over one another as well.

The Process

The Process chart
Concept Check
  • What are the three fossil fuels made from hydrocarbons?
  • Describe the process of fossil fuel formation.