Ch 26: CEOE Middle Level Science: Natural Resources

About This Chapter

Use our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes to review information about natural resources. You will be tested on this material when you sit for the Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators (CEOE) Middle Level Science exam.

CEOE Middle Level Science: Natural Resources - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter provide you with the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the types of natural resources. You will review characteristics, availability and advantages of these resources and also go over key term definitions. After you have thoroughly reviewed this material, you should display the following and possess the knowledge needed to correctly answer questions found on the CEOE Middle Level Science exam:

  • Defining economic geology
  • Describing natural processes that lead to mineral concentration
  • Providing examples of nonrenewable resources
  • Explaining the benefits and drawbacks of biomass energy use
  • Detailing information about mineral resources in relation to plate tectonics
  • Relating the advantages and disadvantages of geothermal energy
  • Differentiating between energy conservation and energy efficiency
  • Summarizing the use of coal and describing coal mining technologies
  • Understanding oil and natural gas locations, uses and reserves
  • Discussing shale gas and the fracking process

Overviews in each lesson are brief but informative and are supported by examples and illustrations to make the material easy to learn. The accompanying quizzes allow you to gauge what you have learned and measure your readiness in taking the CEOE Middle Level Science exam.

CEOE Middle Level Science: Natural Resources - Chapter Objectives

The CEOE Middle Level Science exam is used to determine your understanding of and ability to teach middle school life, physical and earth science. The Natural Resources chapter addresses theories and methods relating to minerals, gases and other types of natural resources. Questions covering these topics are found in the first competency area of the exam's Earth and Space Science subarea. This subarea accounts for 21% of the entire exam.

Oklahoma educators seeking certification in general or specific content areas must pass an appropriate CEOE exam. The Middle Level Science exam is computer-based and contains 80 multiple-choice questions and one constructed-response question. A 240 is considered a passing score for this exam.

10 Lessons in Chapter 26: CEOE Middle Level Science: Natural Resources
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What is Economic Geology?

1. What is Economic Geology?

Explore the field of geology that provides us with the raw earth materials we need. In this lesson, we'll learn the scope of economic geology and introduce some topics that will be covered in greater detail in the rest of the chapter.

How Minerals Become Concentrated

2. How Minerals Become Concentrated

In order to locate valuable mineral resources, geologists have to understand how these resources are concentrated in the earth. This lesson examines the six methods through which valuable minerals are concentrated by natural processes.

Nonrenewable Resources: Definition & Examples

3. Nonrenewable Resources: Definition & Examples

We use a variety of resources in our everyday lives, but did you know that once some of these resources run out, they can't be replenished? In this lesson, we will learn what nonrenewable resources are and take a look at some examples.

Biomass for Renewable Energy: Pros and Cons

4. Biomass for Renewable Energy: Pros and Cons

Biomass is organic material that can be used to generate heat, electricity, and even fuel. In this lesson, you will learn about the advantages of this abundant and renewable energy source as well as the disadvantages.

Plate Tectonics and the Location of Mineral Deposits

5. Plate Tectonics and the Location of Mineral Deposits

In this lesson, we learn why a large portion of Earth's valuable mineral deposits are located along current and ancient tectonic plate boundaries. We'll also review the types of plate boundaries and how mineral resources are formed at each type.

Geothermal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages

6. Geothermal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages

Geothermal energy is heat energy that is stored within the earth. Learn the methods being used to tap into this thermal energy to heat buildings and generate electricity as well as the advantages and disadvantages of this renewable energy source.

Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency: Examples and Differences

7. Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency: Examples and Differences

Saving energy is an important topic, but energy conservation and energy efficiency are not the same thing. Learn what the difference is and some examples of both energy conservation and energy efficiency.

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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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.

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