Ch 13: ScienceFusion Ecology & the Environment Unit 3.4: Renewable Energy Resources

About This Chapter

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

How It Works:

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

  • How wind can be used to generate power
  • How hydroelectric power is generated and the pros and cons of its use
  • How energy from the sun is collected for power
  • How biomass can be converted to energy
  • How geothermal energy can provide power and heat

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5 Lessons in Chapter 13: ScienceFusion Ecology & the Environment Unit 3.4: Renewable Energy Resources
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Wind as a Renewable Energy Resource: Advantages & Disadvantages

1. 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

2. 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.

What is Solar Energy? - Definition, Pros & Cons

3. 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

4. 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.

Geothermal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages

5. 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.

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