Ch 29: TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Nonrenewable Resources

About This Chapter

When you sit for the TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 examination, you'll want to demonstrate your expansive knowledge of nonrenewable resources. Use this chapter's video lessons to brush up on the subject before taking the examination.

TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 - Nonrenewable Resources - Chapter Summary

Watch this chapter's video lessons prior to taking the TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 examination so you can recollect essential facts about nonrenewable resources and answer relevant questions. During the review process, you can increase your knowledge of the definitions and terms related to the extraction of the Earth's nonrenewable resources, and extend your understanding of the associated risks. This chapter will help you to:

  • Explain energy consumption among developed and developing countries
  • Discuss the environmental consequences of coal mining and the extraction of shale gas
  • Understand the various uses for oil and natural gas
  • Define nuclear energy and nuclear reactions
  • Identify the safety hazards of nuclear power plants

The interactive video lessons can assist you in answering questions on nonrenewable resources when you take the TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 examination. You'll receive instruction from science experts who have had years of education and teaching experience and you can ask questions about nonrenewable resources by submitting them virtually. Use the video tags to move from topic to topic or scan the written transcripts. Each lesson is followed by a short quiz.

TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 - Nonrenewable Resources Objectives

The lessons you learn about nonrenewable resources in this chapter can be applied when you take the Physical Science section of the five-hour TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 examination. The section of the six-part test adds up to 18% of the whole score. You'll answer 90 multiple-choice questions throughout the entire paper-based examination and display your qualifications for the Master Science Teacher (MST) certification.

4 Lessons in Chapter 29: TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Nonrenewable Resources
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Coal Mining: Environmental Impacts and Technologies Used To Make Cleaner Coal

1. Coal Mining: Environmental Impacts and Technologies Used To Make Cleaner Coal

Coal is an abundant fuel source, but burning coal is problematic for the environment. In this lesson, you will learn about clean coal technologies, such as coal washing, flue gas desulfurization systems, low-NOx burners, gasification, and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

Oil and Natural Gas Reserves: Availability, Extraction and Use

2. 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.

Shale Gas: Hydraulic Fracturing and Environmental Concerns

3. Shale Gas: Hydraulic Fracturing and Environmental Concerns

Shale gas is a type of natural gas that is found trapped within sedimentary rock. It is extracted using a procedure called hydraulic fracturing. In this lesson, you will learn about hydraulic fracturing and the environmental concerns raised by use of this extraction technique.

What is Nuclear Energy? - Definition & Examples

4. 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.

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