Assignment 12:
Abilities (what you learned):

1) Review and become familiar with the list of terms on pages 312 and 350.
2) Describe the characteristics of fossil fuels.
3) Compare and contrast past and projected U.S. consumption of petroleum and coal.
4) Investigate the processes involved in the formation of coal.
5) Investigate the processes involved in the generation of oil.
6) Investigate the nature of the fission chain reaction used to generate power in commercial nuclear power plants
7) Investigate the current situation of the Turkey Electric power plant.
8) Find out what is the source of electrical power used in Florida.
9) Learn more about Uranium as an Energy Resource.
10) Find out about the current status of Nuclear Energy use.
11) Learn about the Geology of the Uranium Deposits and where they are being mined
12) Find out about  U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
13) Discuss this question: Must we Have Nuclear Power?

Abilities (what you learned):

At the end of this chapter you should be able to:
14) Describe the fusion process of fusion process and evaluate its advantages and present limitations.

15) Explain in what areas might solar energy potentially make the greatest contributions towards our energy crisis.
16) Explain the limitation of solar and wind energy.
17) Explain the geological processes involved in geothermal energy, and account for some geological risks that may be trigger in this process.
18) Assess the potential of conventional hydropower and tidal power to help solve the impending energy shortages
19( Discuss in detail an example of biomass fuel
20) Compare and contrast alternative sources of energy discussed in class in terms of negative environmental impacts associated with each.
21) Explain the geological processes involved in the generation of oil and gas.
22) Discuss the current status of our petroleum-based economy.
23) Explain the origin and use of tar sands.
Finally, this is the end of the fourth section!
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