Ch 5: Holt McDougal Earth Science Chapter 5 - Energy Resources

About This Chapter

The Energy Resources chapter of this Holt McDougal Earth Science Online Textbook Help Course helps students learn essential earth science lessons on energy resources. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Energy Resources textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt McDougal Energy Resources chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the energy 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:

  • Differences between renewable and non-renewable resources
  • Methods for reducing solid waste
  • Advantages and disadvantages of fossil fuels
  • Properties of solar energy
  • Examples of nuclear energy
  • Pros and cons of wind as a renewable energy resource
  • Uses of hydroelectric energy
  • Pros and cons of geothermal energy
  • Advantages and disadvantages of biomass as a renewable energy
  • Examples of chemical energy

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10 Lessons in Chapter 5: Holt McDougal Earth Science Chapter 5 - Energy Resources
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Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences

1. 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.

The 3 Rs of Reducing Solid Waste: Reuse, Reduce & Recycle

2. The 3 Rs of Reducing Solid Waste: Reuse, Reduce & Recycle

Reduce, reuse, recycle! In this lesson, we will explore the three Rs of reducing solid waste. We will also investigate examples of each of the three Rs, and how people can do their part to help reduce solid waste.

What Are Fossil Fuels? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

3. 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.

What is Solar Energy? - Definition, Pros & Cons

4. 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.

What is Nuclear Energy? - Definition & Examples

5. 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.

Wind as a Renewable Energy Resource: Advantages & Disadvantages

6. 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.

Hydroelectric Energy: Definition, Uses, Advantages & Disadvantages

7. 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.

Geothermal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages

8. Geothermal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages

Geothermal energy is heat energy that is stored within the earth. Learn the methods being used to tap into this thermal energy to heat buildings and generate electricity as well as the advantages and disadvantages of this renewable energy source.

Biomass for Renewable Energy: Pros and Cons

9. Biomass for Renewable Energy: Pros and Cons

Biomass is organic material that can be used to generate heat, electricity, and even fuel. In this lesson, you will learn about the advantages of this abundant and renewable energy source as well as the disadvantages.

What is Chemical Energy? - Definition & Examples

10. 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.

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