Ch 25: AP Environmental Science - Nonrenewable Resources: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Nonrenewable Resources chapter of this AP Environmental Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about finite natural resources. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the topics involving nonrenewable resources required in a typical AP Environmental Science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other AP Environmental Science work.
  • Identify the nonrenewable resource concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our AP Environmental Science tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about nonrenewable resources and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding coal mining, fossil fuels, nuclear energy or any other nonrenewable resource topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their nonrenewable resources unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in AP Environmental Science
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

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  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about nonrenewable resources simple and fun.
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  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about nonrenewable resources on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of fossil fuels.
  • Compare and contrast energy consumption in developed and developing nations.
  • Examine the environmental effects of coal mining.
  • Learn how oil and natural gas reserves are extracted.
  • Describe the environmental concerns associated with shale gas.
  • Provide examples of nuclear energy.
  • Discuss the safety and health concerns associated with nuclear power plants and radioactive waste.

8 Lessons in Chapter 25: AP Environmental Science - Nonrenewable Resources: Tutoring Solution
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What Are Fossil Fuels? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

1. What Are Fossil Fuels? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

Fossil fuels are sources of energy that have developed within the earth over millions of years. Because fossil fuels - oil, natural gas, and coal - take so long to form, they are considered nonrenewable. Learn more about these fuels, including the pros and cons of using them.

Fossil Fuels List & Flashcards

Fossil Fuels List & Flashcards

These handy flashcards will help you to gauge your understanding of fossil fuels. Learn about the different types of fossil fuels and how they were created. Explore pros and cons to using fossil fuels in everyday life.

Energy Consumption of The World: The Differences in Consumption Between Developing and Developed Nations

3. Energy Consumption of The World: The Differences in Consumption Between Developing and Developed Nations

Energy consumption is greater in developed nations than in developing nations. However, as the economy of a developing nation improves, the global energy consumption increases. Learn more about the differences in energy consumption around the world.

Coal Mining: Environmental Impacts and Technologies Used To Make Cleaner Coal

4. Coal Mining: Environmental Impacts and Technologies Used To Make Cleaner Coal

Coal is an abundant fuel source, but burning coal is problematic for the environment. In this lesson, you will learn about clean coal technologies, such as coal washing, flue gas desulfurization systems, low-NOx burners, gasification, and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

Oil and Natural Gas Reserves: Availability, Extraction and Use

5. Oil and Natural Gas Reserves: Availability, Extraction and Use

Oil and natural gas reserves are found underground and must be extracted using a drilling method. In this lesson you will learn about the many uses of oil and natural gas, the availability of these valuable resources and how they are extracted.

Shale Gas: Hydraulic Fracturing and Environmental Concerns

6. Shale Gas: Hydraulic Fracturing and Environmental Concerns

Shale gas is a type of natural gas that is found trapped within sedimentary rock. It is extracted using a procedure called hydraulic fracturing. In this lesson, you will learn about hydraulic fracturing and the environmental concerns raised by use of this extraction technique.

What is Nuclear Energy? - Definition & Examples

7. What is Nuclear Energy? - Definition & Examples

You've probably heard of nuclear energy. But what is it? And what is the difference between fusion and fission? This lesson will answer your questions about this exciting form of energy that involves atoms and their nuclei.

Risks of Nuclear Power Plants and Radioactive Waste: Safety and Health Concerns

8. Risks of Nuclear Power Plants and Radioactive Waste: Safety and Health Concerns

Nuclear power can generate electricity without greenhouse gas emissions. However, there are concerns about its safety. Learn about the safety and health concerns associated with the threat of nuclear meltdowns, as well as the challenges involved in storing radioactive waste.

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