Ch 4: Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 4: Earth's Resources

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The Earth's Resources chapter of this Prentice Hall Earth Science Textbook Companion Course helps students learn essential earth science lessons of Earth's resources. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Earth's Resources textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall Earth Science Earth's Resources chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the Earth's resources topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Renewable and non-renewable resources
  • Fossil fuels
  • Extraction and processing of minerals and the environment
  • Mineral consumption
  • Solar, nuclear, hydroelectric, wind and tidal energies
  • Earth's materials, including minerals, rocks, soil and water
  • Pollution

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12 Lessons in Chapter 4: Prentice Hall Earth Science Chapter 4: Earth's Resources
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Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences

1. Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences

We use a variety of Earth's resources, but not all of them will be around forever. This lesson explains the difference between resources that can be regenerated for our use and those that are gone after they are used once.

What Are Fossil Fuels? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

2. 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.

Extraction and Processing of Minerals & the Environmental Impacts of Mineral Use

3. Extraction and Processing of Minerals & the Environmental Impacts of Mineral Use

In this lesson, you will learn about the different methods used to extract minerals from the ground and gain an understanding about how different types of mining affect the environment.

Mineral Consumption: How Developed and Developing Nations Consume Minerals Differently

4. Mineral Consumption: How Developed and Developing Nations Consume Minerals Differently

In this lesson, you will learn about how minerals are used around the world. You will also gain an understanding of where minerals are found on earth and how developed and developing nations consume them differently.

What is Solar Energy? - Definition, Pros & Cons

5. 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 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.

Wind as a Renewable Energy Resource: Advantages & Disadvantages

7. Wind as a Renewable Energy Resource: Advantages & Disadvantages

Wind power is a renewable energy resource, but there are both pros and cons to this type of energy. In this video lesson, you will learn about wind power as well as some of the benefits and drawbacks of using it as a global energy source.

Hydroelectric Energy: Definition, Uses, Advantages & Disadvantages

8. Hydroelectric Energy: Definition, Uses, Advantages & Disadvantages

In this video lesson you will understand how water can be used to generate electrical energy. You will also identify some benefits and drawbacks of using this type of renewable resource for energy production.

Tidal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages

9. 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.

Earth's Materials: Minerals, Rocks, Soil & Water

10. Earth's Materials: Minerals, Rocks, Soil & Water

Although the earth is a very complex system, there are only four main components of Earth that are the building blocks of life. These components are referred to as Earth's materials and include minerals, rocks, soil and water.

What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

11. What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

In this video lesson, you will learn about the sources and types of air pollution. You will be able to identify the six classes of air pollutants identified by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air Act of 1970.

Pollution: Physical, Chemical & Biological

12. Pollution: Physical, Chemical & Biological

Pollution is the presence of unwanted substances in an environment. It is often the result of human interference. Learn about physical, chemical and biological pollutants and see examples of each.

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