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Ch 19: Praxis Environmental Education: Earth's Resources & Energy Sources

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Use our video lessons and quizzes to help you understand the pros and cons of different energy sources and more. Learn to apply these concepts to the environmental education techniques you'll demonstrate on the Praxis: Environmental Education exam.

Praxis Environmental Education: Earth's Resources and Energy Sources

Use the lessons in this chapter to help you review the facts about geothermal, nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass and other forms of energy. You'll learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each to prepare you for the Praxis environmental education exam. The videos in this chapter cover topics that include:

  • What are fossil fuels? - Definition, advantages, and disadvantages
  • What is solar energy? - Definition, lesson, and quiz
  • 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
  • What is nuclear energy? - Definition and examples
  • Patterns of resource use and sustainable resource management

You'll feel better prepared for the exam when you've gone over the most recent information available on these topics. Instructors in these video lessons try to keep learning interesting by using everyday examples you can relate to. They don't neglect to stress the most relevant concepts and vocabulary you'll need to know.

Objectives of the Praxis: Environmental Education

This exam tests your knowledge specific to environmental science education as well as your general teaching skills. Your score on the test helps determine your aptitude for certain professional organizations and/or for kindergarten through 12th grade teacher licensing or certification, as required by your state.

Energy is a concept that will come up throughout the Praxis environmental science education exam. Questions about the Earth's resources as energy sources for human consumption are most likely to appear on the 'Humans and the Environment' portion of the exam. This portion constitutes about 25% of the total exam, or approximately 32 questions.

On the test, you'll answer 130 multiple-choice questions. The self-assessment quizzes included with each video lesson in the Earth's Resources and Energy Sources chapter can prepare you to answer the kind of multiple-choice questions found on the Praxis exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 19: Praxis Environmental Education: Earth's Resources & Energy Sources
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.

What is Solar Energy? - Definition, Pros & Cons

2. 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.

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.

What is Nuclear Energy? - Definition & Examples

8. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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