Fossil means

Remains of Dead Plants and Animals obtained millions of years ago


Fuel Means

Material which is burnt to produce power or heat


Fossil Fuel means

Those fuels or resources which are obtained from dead plants and animals million of years ago


Example:- Coal, Petroleum and Natural Gas



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Since fossil fuels take millions of years to form, we have a limited supply of them. They are Exhaustible Natural Resources. 

If we use all the fossil fuels, they will be gone forever



NCERT Question 4 (a) - Fill in the blanks.

Fossil fuels are _________, _________ and _________.

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NCERT Question 5 (a) - Tick True/False against the following statements.

Fossil fuels can be made in the laboratory. 

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NCERT Question 6 - Explain why fossil fuels are exhaustible natural resources

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  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 5 Class 8 - Coal And Petroleum


Fossil + Fuel = Fossil Fuel Remains of dead Plants & Animals Material burnt to produce heat Fuel obtained from dead Plants & Animals

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