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Energy

Energy in the prairie comes from wind, storms and oil and natural gas. Each form of energy is different and is used in a different way.

Wind produces energy through wind turbines. These turbines transfer wind energy to electrical energy. Storms can produce a lot of rain. Rain fuels the prairie and everything in it by dropping water onto the soil and filling ponds and streams with water. Almost everything living in the prairie needs water to survive.

Oil and natural gas are found deep in the ground. We drill and pump the oil and gas out of the ground and use it to heat our homes, fuel our cars and cook our food.