Ch 40: MTEL Biology: Renewable Resources

About This Chapter

Go over lessons having to do with renewable resources and compare your content knowledge with chapter material such as geothermal energy's pros and cons. MTEL Biology exam content is covered with text and video resources for a fun and effective review.

MTEL Biology: Renewable Resources - Chapter Summary

The chapter's video lessons let you listen to and view content that may be involved with any of the questions on the MTEL Biology subarea dealing with renewable resources. Some topics that you'll see examples of and video lessons for include energy conservation and energy efficiency. Look over information on wind energy along with the following topics in the lessons:

  • Active and passive solar heating
  • Biomass for renewable energy
  • Geothermal energy
  • Advantages and disadvantages of tidal energy
  • Hydropower pros and cons
  • Photovoltaic solar cells and solar thermal electric generation

The videos break down the major areas of the chapter quickly, and they have video tags to make them more user-friendly. Study with the help of a traditional computer or a Web-connected device that permits you to learn anywhere. A quiz follows each lesson, and transcripts are included in the chapter.

MTEL Biology: Renewable Resources Chapter Objectives

You can quickly check your content knowledge of renewable resources with the engaging lessons in this chapter. Get a picture of how some of the questions could appear on the MTEL Biology exam from the practice questions in the chapter's self-assessment quizzes. The Populations, Ecosystems and the Environment subarea of the MTEL Biology test has the questions based on content in these lessons. Being weighted near 14% of the test, this subarea is going to require you to complete between 16 and 18 multiple-choice questions when you take the exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 40: MTEL Biology: Renewable Resources
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Solar Energy: Understanding Active and Passive Solar Heating

1. 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.

What Are Solar Panels? - Photovoltaic Solar Cells and Solar Thermal Electric Generation

2. What Are Solar Panels? - Photovoltaic Solar Cells and Solar Thermal Electric Generation

How do devices take advantage of the sun's abundant energy? Learn about photovoltaic solar cells and solar thermal electric generation and how these technologies can be used to convert solar energy into heat and electricity.

Biomass for Renewable Energy: Pros and Cons

3. 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.

Wind Energy: Pros and Cons

4. Wind Energy: Pros and Cons

Wind energy is a renewable form of energy that involves harnessing the natural energy of the wind. Learn how wind is used to generate electricity and the pros and cons of this energy source.

Hydropower: Pros and Cons

5. Hydropower: Pros and Cons

Hydropower is power generated from moving water. Learn how this energy from water can be harnessed by hydropower plants to generate electricity as well as the pros and cons of this renewable energy source.

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.

Tidal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages

7. Tidal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages

The tides move a massive amount of water, and the energy from this moving water, known as tidal energy, can be captured and converted into electricity. Learn how tidal energy works and the advantages and disadvantages of this energy source.

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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