Ch 36: Praxis Biology & General Science: Renewable Resources

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Study energy conservation, solar energy, hydropower, and other renewable resources as you prepare for the Praxis Biology and General Science exam. Make studying easier - watch our video lessons and take self-assessment quizzes.

Praxis Biology & General Science: Renewable Resources - Chapter Summary

With our lessons, you can review the general science topics covered by the Praxis exam, including the definition of energy conservation, types of renewal energy, and more. Video instructors help you understand all the scientific terminology and theories to make each lesson easy to remember and apply. Lessons in this chapter include:

  • What Is Solar Energy? - Definition, Lesson & Quiz
  • What Are Solar Panels? - Photovoltaic Solar Cells and Solar Thermal Electric Generation
  • Biomass for Renewable Energy: Pros and Cons
  • Wind Energy: Pros and Cons
  • Hydropower: Pros and Cons
  • Geothermal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Tidal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency: Examples and Differences
  • Conserving Energy at Home: How to Be More Energy Efficient
  • Solar Energy: Understanding Active and Passive Solar Heating

Along with bite-sized, 10-minute videos, each lesson has a transcript that follows along and a small self-assessment quiz that you can use to gauge your understanding of the material.

Praxis Biology & General Science: Objectives

The Praxis Biology & General Science exam is used to determine your readiness to be licensed in your state as a science or biology teacher. Please note, the exact requirements for licensing or certification - including the minimum score you'll need to be eligible - vary by state.

The Biology & General Science test consists of 120 multiple-choice questions. Ecology accounts for about 13% of the exam, or 16 questions. These questions cover populations, communities, and ecosystems. Ecosystems questions include energy flow, stability and disturbances, and the human impact on the environment.

10 Lessons in Chapter 36: Praxis Biology & General Science: Renewable Resources
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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.

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.

Solar Energy: Understanding Active and Passive Solar Heating

10. 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.

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