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Ch 83: NMTA Social Science: Nonrenewable Resources

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View this chapter's video lessons to ensure you understand Earth's nonrenewable resources. Our lessons and quizzes on fossil fuels and energy consumption will help you prepare for similar questions on the NMTA Social Science test.

NMTA Social Science: Nonrenewable Resources - Chapter Summary

If you're planning to take the NMTA Social Science test, you'll need to be familiar with nonrenewable resources. The short but information-packed video lessons in this chapter can help you get up to speed on the types of nonrenewable resources and the concerns surrounding them. After watching the videos, you should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss pros and cons of fossil fuels
  • Describe energy consumption levels around the world
  • Recognize the environmental effects of coal mining
  • Explain the uses and availability of oil and natural gas reserves
  • Address concerns about hydraulic fracturing
  • Define nuclear energy

Our experienced instructors break down complex concepts and use graphics and examples to ensure you understand the planet's nonrenewable resources. Along with the entertaining videos, the lessons include self-assessment quizzes and transcripts to help you study at home or wherever you have a mobile device.

Objectives of the NMTA Social Science: Nonrenewable Resources Chapter

The NMTA Social Science test is a licensing requirement for those who want to teach this field of study in New Mexico's public school system. The computer-based exam includes questions on nonrenewable resources within the geography and culture domain, which is one of five content areas you'll be tested on.

Accounting for about 19% of your score, the geography and culture portion covers physical systems, environmental issues, geography concepts and human systems. The questions on the NMTA Social Sciences test are in multiple-choice format, so you'll get used to these types of questions by taking this chapter's lesson quizzes.

6 Lessons in Chapter 83: NMTA Social Science: Nonrenewable Resources
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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.

Energy Consumption of The World: The Differences in Consumption Between Developing and Developed Nations

2. Energy Consumption of The World: The Differences in Consumption Between Developing and Developed Nations

Energy consumption is greater in developed nations than in developing nations. However, as the economy of a developing nation improves, the global energy consumption increases. Learn more about the differences in energy consumption around the world.

Coal Mining: Environmental Impacts and Technologies Used To Make Cleaner Coal

3. Coal Mining: Environmental Impacts and Technologies Used To Make Cleaner Coal

Coal is an abundant fuel source, but burning coal is problematic for the environment. In this lesson, you will learn about clean coal technologies, such as coal washing, flue gas desulfurization systems, low-NOx burners, gasification, and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

Oil and Natural Gas Reserves: Availability, Extraction and Use

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

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