Ch 21: ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8: Earth's Natural Resources

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The Earth's Natural Resources chapter of this ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8 Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with Earth's natural resources. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Earth's Natural Resources textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceSaurus Earth's Natural Resources chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the natural 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
  • The difference between energy conservation and energy efficiency
  • Advantages and disadvantages of fossil fuels
  • How nuclear fusion and fission differ
  • Geothermal energy's pros and cons

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7 Lessons in Chapter 21: ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8: Earth's Natural 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.

The Politics of Energy Resources: Conservation, Efficiency, & Renewable Energy

2. The Politics of Energy Resources: Conservation, Efficiency, & Renewable Energy

The following lesson addresses the global dependence on non-renewable sources of energy and the politics behind trying to move towards renewable sources. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check your understanding.

What Are Fossil Fuels? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

3. 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.

Geothermal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages

4. 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.

What is Nuclear Energy? - Definition & Examples

5. 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 a Renewable Energy Source? - Definition & Example

6. What Is a Renewable Energy Source? - Definition & Example

Right now, you are using electricity to power your computer. Most of our power comes from nonrenewable sources that can run out. In this lesson, learn about the many types of renewable energy sources that will never run out and could be used instead.

What Are Natural Resources? - Definition & Types

7. What Are Natural Resources? - Definition & Types

Natural resources are materials provided by the Earth that humans can use to make more complex (human-made) products. In this lesson, you will learn some examples of natural resources and how to classify them.

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