Fossil fuels are made from plants and animals that were buried
in the ground hundreds of millions of years ago. People use
three types of fossil fuels to make electricity: coal, oil,
and natural gas. Electricity is made when these fossil fuels
Fossil fuels are burned at a place called a "power plant"
to make electricity. When these fuels are burned, smoke goes
into the air through a smokestack at the power plant. This
smoke can create acid rain and make the air that we breathe
Cars and Trucks
Cars and trucks need gas to make them run. When people drive
cars and trucks, gas is burned to make them move. When the
gas burns, it creates "exhaust" that comes out of
the car or truck's tailpipe. This exhaust can create acid
rain and make the air we breathe dirty.