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Natural Gas Science Answers

1. False. Gasoline used in cars is a liquid. Natural gas is a gas.

2. b) & c). Tiny water animals and swamp plants were buried and formed natural gas. These plants and animals lived before the dinosaurs.

3. False. The pipes that carry natural gas are buried underground, so service is not interrupted by storms.

4. Natural gas smells the way it does because a chemical is added to natural gas by the gas company to make it smell. That way natural gas leaks can be detected.

5. Match the three fossil fuels listed below with their states.

1. coal -----> C. solid
2. natural gas -----> A. gas
3. oil -----> B. liquid

6. Illustrations should show animals and plants being buried and decaying.

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