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Ch 22: Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 24: Earth Resources

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The Earth Resources chapter of this Glencoe Earth Science course helps students learn about essential earth science topics related to Earth's resources. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Earth Resources textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Earth Science Earth Resources chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the Earth resources topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn about:

  • The differences between renewable and non-renewable energy resources
  • The properties of water
  • The definition and types of air pollution
  • The nitrogen and carbon cycles of matter
  • Desertification as a result of human activities

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7 Lessons in Chapter 22: Glencoe Earth Science Chapter 24: Earth Resources
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Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences

1. Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences

Resources which are naturally replenished by the environment are known as renewable resources, whereas those which replenish too slowly for use, or not at all, are considered non-renewable. Explore the implications and differences of these two types of natural resources.

Desertification Caused by Human Activity

2. Desertification Caused by Human Activity

Desertification happens due to the reckless inhabitation of humans and their harmful activities to the environment. Learn about certification, human influence on desertification, and how to combat desertification.

Extraction and Processing of Minerals & the Environmental Impacts of Mineral Use

3. Extraction and Processing of Minerals & the Environmental Impacts of Mineral Use

There are a variety of ways that minerals can be mined from the Earth, including surface mining, strip mining, and subsurface mining. Learn more about how mineral are extracted and what harmful environmental effects can occur from such processes.

What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

4. What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

Air pollution is a mixture of harmful particles and gases in the atmosphere. Learn the definition of air pollution, discover its sources, and explore the different types of air pollutants that exist.

Cycles of Matter: The Nitrogen Cycle and the Carbon Cycle

5. Cycles of Matter: The Nitrogen Cycle and the Carbon Cycle

Matter cycles between the living and nonliving parts of the environment. Learn about cycles of matter, and explore the nitrogen and carbon cycles. Understand photosynthesis, respiration, combustion, nitrogen fixation and assimilation.

What Are the Properties of Water? - Unique Properties that Support Life on Earth

6. What Are the Properties of Water? - Unique Properties that Support Life on Earth

Water is a fundamental covalent compound that exhibits several unique properties that are necessary for life-sustaining functions in many organisms. Learn the chemical formula and unique properties of water to support life on Earth.

The Distribution of Water on Earth

7. The Distribution of Water on Earth

Water covers a good amount of the surface of the Earth, and allows for the existence of life on our planet. It moves and changes forms through the water cycle, affecting weather, geographical features, temperatures, and water supplies. Investigate how water is distributed on Earth, in forms such as soil moisture and surface water.

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