Week 6, 10/03-10/09
 
 
 


Reading Assignment:  Chapter 5
Energy from Fossil Fuels
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Unit (Chapter) Plan:

Contents 
(unit topics)
Activities 
(things you must do)
Abilities Acquired 
(what you learned)

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Contents (topics):

Energy Units
The Changing Use of Energy
Fossil Fuels:  Coal || Peat Resources || Petroleum || Natural Gas || The Persian Gulf War 1990-1991 || The United States Strategic Petroleum Reserve || Heavy Oils and Tar Sands || Coal Bed Methane || Oil Shale
Future Fossil Fuel Resources

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Activities (things you must do):

Read Chapter five of your textbook

Review the map and reports on acid rain, atmospheric deposition and precipitation chemistry of south Florida (Everglades) <http://nadp.sws.uiuc.edu/sites/sitemap.asp?state=fl>

Click on this link <http://www.epa.gov/acidrain/> to learn more about acid rain.

Enhance you understanding of the effects of acid rain by view its effects on Washington, D.C.

Click here < http://www.ocrwm.doe.gov/ymp/index.shtml> to read about the YuccaMountain project

Abilities Acquired (what you learned):


By the end of this chapter you should be able to: 

1.- Explain how the "Fossil Fuel Era" fits into human history.

2.- Discuss "swamp gas."  How does it form?

3.- Briefly describe the conditions necessary for the accumulation and development of coal.

4.- Summarize the factors that determine whether coal will be mined by underground or open pit methods.

5.- Summarize the origin of Coal and relation to acid rain.

6.-List the principal environmental problems that arise from the use of coal as a major energy source.

7.-Describe the changes in the use of fossil fuels in time.

8.-Compare the utility of peat with coal as a fuel.

9.- Explain what is kerogen.

10.-Discuss the two mechanisms by which natural gas forms.

11.- Explain the processes involved in the formation of oil.

12.-List the major types of oil traps.

13.-Explain the differences between primary and secondary oil recovery of oil. 

14.-Describe the general steps involved in the refining of oil.

15.- Explain the effects of the OPEC oil embargo of 1973 on subsequent oil usage and production.

16.- Describe the general steps involved in the refining of oil.

17.-Give an explanation of what the M. King Hubbert-type curves tell us about the future availability ofpetroleum reserves.

18.- Give the proportionofthe original oil in the rocks ofa trap are usually recoverable.

19.- Describe the way in which natural gas is brought from areas such as the Middle Eat to major markets in the industrialized nations.

20.- Name the kind of gas is the cause of many coal mine explosions.

21.-Describe oil shales, and how do they form?

22.- List three factors that have controlled the development of the oil shale industry in the U.S.

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