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Ch 11: Electric Power Generation

About This Chapter

Check out this convenient online science chapter to review topics related to electric power generation. These engaging video lessons and mini quizzes are designed to improve your understanding of these concepts for upcoming exams, assignment or personal interest.

Electric Power Generation - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find a series of engaging video lessons that cover electrical power generation concepts. Our expert science instructors weight the pros and cons of various renewable and non-renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar energy. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of:

  • Fossil fuels
  • Tidal energy
  • Wind
  • Geothermal energy
  • Solar energy
  • Hydropower

Take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to strengthen your understanding of these electric power topics. The chapter concludes with a comprehensive exam, and each lesson comes with a printable transcript for offline study. You can access the chapter on any device that has an Internet connection.

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: Electric Power Generation
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Tidal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages

2. 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.

Wind as a Renewable Energy Resource: Advantages & Disadvantages

3. 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.

What Is Geothermal Energy? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

4. What Is Geothermal Energy? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

In this lesson, we will learn about geothermal energy, including how we capture it and use it. We will discuss the pros and cons of exploiting geothermal energy sources.

What is Solar Energy? - Definition, Pros & Cons

5. What is Solar Energy? - Definition, Pros & Cons

Learn about solar energy and how charged particles from the sun travel to Earth to provide heat and light. Explore solar energy as a direct and indirect energy source and examine the pros and cons of harvesting solar energy for other uses.

Hydropower: Pros and Cons

6. Hydropower: Pros and Cons

Hydropower is power generated from moving water. Learn how this energy from water can be harnessed by hydropower plants to generate electricity as well as the pros and cons of this renewable energy source.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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