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Energy Resources & Conservation - Chapter Summary
This chapter includes lessons on energy resources and conservation. You can go over energy transfer and the importance of the sun. You can also gain a more thorough understanding of how ocean currents react to energy from the sun. After completing the chapter, you should feel confident and ready to:
- Provide examples of energy resources
- Distinguish between renewable and non-renewable resources
- Communicate details about the sun as a source of energy
- List different types of energy
- Discuss conversion of a joule into energy units
- Describe kinetic and potential energy
- Recall real-life examples of energy conservation
- Explain the significance of the first law of thermodynamics
Each lesson is accompanied by a brief quiz to assess how much of the content and details you can recall. Video timelines let you review only the topics you need to. Another benefit is your ability to print the quiz in worksheet form to use as a study guide.
1. Energy Resources: Definition & Uses
After completing this lesson, you should be able to explain what energy resources are and give examples of the energy resources an area might possess. A short quiz will follow.
2. 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.
3. The Sun as a Source of Energy for Winds, Currents & the Water Cycle
View this lesson to learn how energy from the sun powers our winds, ocean currents and the water cycle. Learn how the winds, ocean currents and the water cycle react to the energy from the sun.
4. What are the Different Types of Energy?
Energy is one of the most fundamental concepts in many scientific fields. Learn more about its different types, subsequently testing your knowledge with a quiz.
5. Joule: Units & Fractions
This lesson defines the metric unit for energy, the joule. The lesson also includes examples of the correct way to communicate fractions of a joule in addition to conversion of the joule into other energy units by the factor-label method.
6. Kinetic Energy to Potential Energy: Relationship in Different Energy Types
This video defines and describes kinetic and potential energy. You'll learn how different types of energy can be classified as potential and kinetic. You'll also find out how kinetic and potential energy are transformed.
7. Energy Transfer: Examples & Overview
Learn about energy and how the sun provides the energy needed to sustain life on Earth. Discover energy transfer and how energy is neither created nor destroyed, but moves from one place to another or changes from one form to another.
8. What is Energy Conservation? - Definition, Process & Examples
This lesson will explain what the conservation of energy principle is and why it matters, using some real-life examples of how it works in our day-to-day lives. A short quiz will follow.
9. 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.
10. The Role & Importance of the Sun
In this lesson, you're going to learn about the sun's importance to the earth. First you'll learn how the sun plays a part in the formation of fossil fuels. Then you'll find out what it has to do with the water cycle, wind, and waves.
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