Ch 82: NMTA Social Science: Renewable Resources

About This Chapter

For prospective New Mexico teachers seeking certification, a passing score on the NMTA Social Science exam is a necessity. Let the video lessons train you on the types of renewable resources.

NMTA Social Science: Renewable Resources - Chapter Summary

Discover the similarities and differences between common types of renewable resources. Understanding this information can get you ready for the New Mexico Teacher Assessments Social Science test. You may encounter the following topics on the teacher licensure or endorsement test:

  • Active vs. passive solar heating
  • Pros and cons of wind energy and hydropower
  • Advantages and disadvantages of geothermal energy and tidal energy

The lessons on renewable resources are explained via short video lessons. You can use the lesson's transcripts to recall major points and terminology. Understanding the fundamentals can help you tackle the social science topics on the exam.

NMTA Social Science: Renewable Resources Chapter Objectives

The NMTA Social Science exam consists of five sections ranging from world history to economics. Natural resources are mentioned in the world history section in connection with global issues of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The geography and culture section asks you about the country's uses, locations and distribution of natural resources and their relationship to the ecosystem. You may also be asked how the balance between conflict and cooperation affects the use and management of Earth's resources.

The 3-hour exam has 150 multiple-choice questions. The geography and culture section accounts for 19% or roughly 29 questions, while there are about 38 questions in the historiography and world history section.

5 Lessons in Chapter 82: NMTA Social Science: 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.

Wind Energy: Pros and Cons

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

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