Difference between Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources

A Natural resource is a natural material that is used by humans
Examples include water, oil, wood from trees, and coal.
Many of these resources are changed into products that make our life more comfortable or convenient  pause 14 seconds
Natural resources can be classified as renewable or nonrenewable
A renewable resource can be replaced at the same rate in which the resource is used

Common renewable resources 
Solar, like solar panels converting solar energy into electricity.
The wind can turn turbines for electricity.
Hydroelectric which involves moving water turning a turbine to produce electricity.
Geothermal, which involves capturing underground steam that flows to a turbine to produce electricity.
Biomass which involves plants and poop burned to produce electricity.

Air and water are renewable natural resources too. They don't regrow like trees But, they are always being renewed. They move in cycles.
Remember renewable resources can regrow or be replaced within a person's lifespan.

A nonrenewable resource is a resource that forms at a rate that is much slower than the rate that it is formed. Coal is an example. It takes millions of years to create coal and once it is used up it is no longer available
You can use CON to remember three popular nonrenewable resources.
This stands for
Natural Gas

Nuclear Fuel is also a nonrenewable resource. Uranium 235 which is used in nuclear power plants is found in a finite amount.
Minerals, used for making metals, are also nonrenewable natural resources.
For example, steel which is used in making buildings is made of iron ore combined with carbon.
The iron ore is mined from the earth and is a limited resource.
Nonrenewable natural resources are things that take longer than a person's lifespan to be replaced. In fact, they can take millions of years to form.

Because many important resources are limited we can all reduce, reuse, and recycle!
For example, turn off the lights when you are not in a room. This will reduce the use of fossil fuel used to make electricity.
Ride your bicycle and walk more, to reduce the amount of gasoline used to transport you.
You can reuse and recycle Things like plastic jugs, jars, paper, and paper bags
Each time you reuse something, you conserve the natural resources that would have been used to make new ones.

Items that can be easily recycled include glass, some plastics, paper, cardboard, aluminum, and steel.


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