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Ch 12: ScienceFusion Ecology & the Environment Unit 3.3: Nonrenewable Energy Resources

About This Chapter

The Nonrenewable Energy Resources chapter of this ScienceFusion Ecology & the Environment Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with nonrenewable energy resources. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Nonrenewable Energy Resources textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceFusion Nonrenewable Energy Resources chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the nonrenewable energy 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:

  • To define and describe energy resources and their uses
  • To identify nuclear energy and cite examples
  • To explain what petroleum is and how it is used
  • How oil and natural gas are used in today's world
  • How coal is used today and how it may be used in the future
  • Nuclear fission and how it's related to the theory of relativity
  • To understand the risks and benefits associated with nuclear power

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7 Lessons in Chapter 12: ScienceFusion Ecology & the Environment Unit 3.3: Nonrenewable Energy Resources
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Energy Resources: Definition & Uses

1. Energy Resources: Definition & Uses

After completing this lesson, you should be able to explain what energy resources are and give examples of the energy resources an area might possess. A short quiz will follow.

What is Nuclear Energy? - Definition & Examples

2. 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.

What is Petroleum? - Definition & Uses

3. What is Petroleum? - Definition & Uses

Asphalt streets you walk on and fuel you use to power jets are all made from a liquid named petroleum. Continue reading to learn about petroleum, understanding what it is and how it's used.

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.

What is Coal? - Facts, Types, Formation & Uses

5. What is Coal? - Facts, Types, Formation & Uses

Did you know that each person uses 3.7 tons of coal annually? Did you also know that coal, as a fossil fuel, comes from a source that was once alive? Learn about coal, its current uses, and possible future.

What is Fission? - Definition, Reaction & Theory

6. What is Fission? - Definition, Reaction & Theory

In this lesson, you'll learn what nuclear fission is, how it works, and what it has to do with Einstein's theory of relativity. You'll also be introduced to a fission equation and the dangers and uses of fission.

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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