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Ch 17: Holt McDougal Environmental Science Chapter 17: Nonrenewable Energy

About This Chapter

The Nonrenewable Energy chapter of this Holt McDougal Environmental Science Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with nonrenewable energy. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Nonrenewable Energy textbook chapter.

How It Works:

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

  • To identify and define fossil fuels
  • How oil, natural gas and shale gas are extracted
  • Nuclear energy and nuclear power plant issues

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5 Lessons in Chapter 17: Holt McDougal Environmental Science Chapter 17: Nonrenewable Energy
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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.

Oil and Natural Gas Reserves: Availability, Extraction and Use

2. Oil and Natural Gas Reserves: Availability, Extraction and Use

Oil and natural gas reserves are found underground and must be extracted using a drilling method. In this lesson you will learn about the many uses of oil and natural gas, the availability of these valuable resources and how they are extracted.

Shale Gas: Hydraulic Fracturing and Environmental Concerns

3. Shale Gas: Hydraulic Fracturing and Environmental Concerns

Shale gas is a type of natural gas that is found trapped within sedimentary rock. It is extracted using a procedure called hydraulic fracturing. In this lesson, you will learn about hydraulic fracturing and the environmental concerns raised by use of this extraction technique.

What is Nuclear Energy? - Definition & Examples

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.

Risks of Nuclear Power Plants and Radioactive Waste: Safety and Health Concerns

5. Risks of Nuclear Power Plants and Radioactive Waste: Safety and Health Concerns

Nuclear power can generate electricity without greenhouse gas emissions. However, there are concerns about its safety. Learn about the safety and health concerns associated with the threat of nuclear meltdowns, as well as the challenges involved in storing radioactive waste.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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