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Ch 25: Nonrenewable Resource Types Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Nonrenewable Resource Types chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about resources like coal, shale gas and fossil fuels. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Nonrenewable Resource Types chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday What Are Fossil Fuels? - Definition, Advantages and Disadvantages;
Energy Consumption of the World: The Differences in Consumption Between Developing and Developed Nations
The formation of oil, coal and natural gas, and their uses;
The correlation between developed countries and energy consumption
Tuesday Coal Mining: Environmental Impacts and Technologies Used to Make Cleaner Coal;
Oil and Natural Gas Reserves: Availability, Extraction and Use
The advantages and disadvantages of using coal, and techniques for removing impurities for cleaner burning;
Drilling for oil and natural gas, and the availability of these nonrenewable resources
Wednesday Shale Gas: Hydraulic Fracturing and Environmental Concerns Disadvantages of using the hydraulic fracturing method to extract shale gas from the Earth
Thursday What is Nuclear Energy? - Definition and Examples Nuclear reactions and their relationships to energy
Friday Risks of Nuclear Power Plants and Radioactive Waste: Safety and Health Concerns Nuclear power and the risk of overheating, radiation sickness and radioactive waste

7 Lessons in Chapter 25: Nonrenewable Resource Types Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

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

7. 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.

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