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Ch 28: TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Renewable Resources

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Prepare to express your knowledge of renewable resources when you sit for the TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 examination. First, you could brush up on the topic by watching this chapter's online video lessons and taking the assessment quizzes.

TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Renewable Resources - Chapter Summary

Through your study of this chapter's video lessons, you can review the processes involved in utilizing and conserving energy. The videos aim to expand your existing knowledge of wind, tidal and solar power as well as electromagnetic waves and photons. As you get ready for the TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 examination, check out these online lessons in order to:

  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of solar energy
  • Discuss the use of solar panels
  • Learn more about the conversion of biomass into energy
  • Examine the pros and cons of wind, hydropower, geothermal and tidal energy sources
  • Provide examples of energy efficiency
  • Compare active and passive solar heating

Take advantage of the opportunity to review interactively when you watch this chapter's informational video lessons on renewable resources. Study at your own pace, ask questions of the science experts and use the video tags to review or skip sections as needed. The videos include short quizzes that evaluate your knowledge and familiarize you with the sorts of questions you may be asked on the TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 examination.

6 Lessons in Chapter 28: TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Renewable Resources
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Solar Energy? - Definition, Pros & Cons

1. 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

2. 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.

Wind Energy: Pros and Cons

3. Wind Energy: Pros and Cons

Wind energy is a renewable form of energy that involves harnessing the natural energy of the wind. Learn how wind is used to generate electricity and the pros and cons of this energy source.

Hydropower: Pros and Cons

4. Hydropower: Pros and Cons

Hydropower is power generated from moving water. Learn how this energy from water can be harnessed by hydropower plants to generate electricity as well as the pros and cons of this renewable energy source.

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.

Tidal Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages

6. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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