Ch 21: Crude Oil & the Environment

About This Chapter

Use these lessons to make sure you understand what crude oil is and how it affects our world. Each lesson provides you with an effective refresher on how crude oil is used in industry and some of the dangers it poses to the environment.

Crude Oil & The Environment - Chapter Summary

This chapter explains some of the ways crude oil is used in the modern world. Lessons cover the properties of crude oil as well as the many different products made from it. The dwindling supply of world oil is also touched on. Environmental dangers posed by oil drilling, refining and transportation are also covered. Once you complete this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Identify the properties of crude oil
  • Describe some of the ways it is used
  • Discuss the Earth's shrinking supply of oil and how it affects humanity
  • Explain how crude oil and oil spills affect the environment

These text lessons quickly cover the most important aspects of each topic. Self-assessment quizzes make it easy to review what you have just learned. All of these lessons can be accessed whenever you like, using a wide variety of internet-accessible devices. The Dashboard of your account lets you pick up right where you left off.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
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