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Ch 18: Holt McDougal Environmental Science Chapter 18: Renewable Energy

About This Chapter

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

How It Works:

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

  • Solar energy and types of solar heating
  • How wind is used to generate power
  • Using biomass as a power source
  • Applications of hydroelectric and geothermal energy
  • Alternative energy sources
  • The importance of conserving energy

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9 Lessons in Chapter 18: Holt McDougal Environmental Science Chapter 18: Renewable Energy
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What is Solar Energy? - Definition, Pros & Cons

1. 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.

Solar Energy: Understanding Active and Passive Solar Heating

2. Solar Energy: Understanding Active and Passive Solar Heating

Solar energy is the energy we harness from the sun. We can use this energy to heat our homes. Learn about the design elements needed for passive solar heating and the equipment needed for active solar heating.

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.

Biomass for Renewable Energy: Pros and Cons

4. 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.

Hydroelectric Energy: Definition, Uses, Advantages & Disadvantages

5. 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

6. 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.

New Alternative Energy Sources: OTEC, Hydrogen Gas & Fuel Cells

7. New Alternative Energy Sources: OTEC, Hydrogen Gas & Fuel Cells

In this lesson you will learn about two potential future alternative energy sources: OTEC and hydrogen fuel cells. Discover the benefits and drawbacks of each, and then test your new knowledge with a quiz following the lesson.

Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency: Examples and Differences

8. Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency: Examples and Differences

Saving energy is an important topic, but energy conservation and energy efficiency are not the same thing. Learn what the difference is and some examples of both energy conservation and energy efficiency.

Conserving Energy at Home: How to Be More Energy Efficient

9. Conserving Energy at Home: How to Be More Energy Efficient

Are you wondering how to make your home more energy efficient? Follow these measures to conserve energy, prevent energy loss, and make your home more comfortable, all while saving money.

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