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Earth Energy Resources - Chapter Summary
This chapter examines several types of energy resources, including nuclear, chemical, wind and hydroelectric energy. The lessons take a look at renewable and non-renewable energy resources and outline the advantages and disadvantages of using them.
As you work through the chapter, you can make sure you fully grasp each lesson's definitions and concepts by taking the included self-assessment quizzes. A convenient list of energy resources is also included, as well as an interactive flashcard set to help you study and memorize energy concepts. Our instructors are also available to answer any questions you may have. You can access the chapter at any time on your computer or mobile device, and you can quickly find the information you need with the easy-to-navigate Dashboard. This chapter will teach you things like:
- How energy is significant in nature
- What energy resources and reserves are
- The differences between renewable and non-renewable energy resources
- Examples of thermal, radiant, nuclear and chemical energy
- What the First and Second Law of Thermodynamics signify
- The advantages and disadvantages of several renewable energy resources, including wind, fossil fuels, hydroelectric and tidal energy
1. Wind as a Renewable Energy Resource: Advantages & Disadvantages
Wind power is a renewable energy resource, but there are both pros and cons to this type of energy. In this video lesson, you will learn about wind power as well as some of the benefits and drawbacks of using it as a global energy source.
2. What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples
This lesson defines and identifies examples of thermal energy everywhere from your kitchen to the Earth's core. We'll discuss geothermal energy, a renewable energy source, as well.
3. What is Radiant Energy? - Definition & Examples
This lesson defines and describes radiant energy in its different forms. The different types of electromagnetic waves created by radiant energy are identified and described as well. This includes X-rays, microwaves, and radio waves, to mention a few.
4. 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.
5. What is Energy? - Definition and Significance in Nature
This lesson describes the nature of energy and how it is transferred from one source into another. Additionally, it will describe the significance of energy in natural systems.
6. What is Chemical Energy? - Definition & Examples
This lesson describes chemical energy as a type of potential energy stored in chemicals, such as sugar and gasoline. The lesson discusses how energy is transferred from solar energy to chemical energy by plants and how gasoline is a source of chemical energy used to move cars.
7. 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.
8. Tidal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages
The tides move a massive amount of water, and the energy from this moving water, known as tidal energy, can be captured and converted into electricity. Learn how tidal energy works and the advantages and disadvantages of this energy source.
9. Second Law of Thermodynamics: Entropy and Systems
In this lesson, we'll learn about the second law of thermodynamics. By studying this law, you'll understand how energy works and why we're all moving towards eventual chaos and disorder.
10. Resources and Reserves: Definitions & Examples
You might hear a lot about reserves and resources on Earth, but what exactly is the difference between the two? In this video lesson, you will learn about each, as well as how they represent different things that are quite related to each other.
11. Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences
We use a variety of Earth's resources, but not all of them will be around forever. This lesson explains the difference between resources that can be regenerated for our use and those that are gone after they are used once.
12. Hydroelectric Energy: Definition, Uses, Advantages & Disadvantages
In this video lesson you will understand how water can be used to generate electrical energy. You will also identify some benefits and drawbacks of using this type of renewable resource for energy production.
13. First Law of Thermodynamics: Law of Conservation of Energy
This video describes the first law of thermodynamics. Several examples of the application of this law are discussed. The significance of the law and its practical application are discussed as well.
Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources List & Flashcards
In this flashcard set, you will examine the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources that are used for energy. You'll also find some examples of renewable and nonrenewable resources.
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Other chapters within the Earth Science: High School course
- Fundamentals of Earth Science
- Geologic Time
- The Properties of Matter
- Earth's Spheres and Internal Structure
- Plate Tectonics
- Minerals and Rocks
- Igneous Rocks
- Metamorphic Rocks: A Deeper Look
- Sedimentary Rocks: A Deeper Look
- Weathering and Erosion
- Rock Deformation and Mountain Building
- Water Balance
- Running Water
- Ground Water
- Coastal Hazards
- The Atmosphere
- Weather and Storms
- Earth History
- Teacher Resources for High School Earth Science