Conservation of Natural Resources Teacher Resources
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Research and Resources
Fifth graders use research skills to explore conservation of natural resources. They explore methods that scientists use to learn about the world and design their own explorations. Students also research the way natural resources are used and conserved, and conduct a conservation simulation by experimenting with energy in a battery.
5th Language Arts 17 Views 53 Downloads
Young scientists identify erosion, explain the causes of erosion, and name some techniques that can slow the process of erosion. Learners are divided up into groups of four and perform a simulation of soil erosion in class. The instructions are clearly explained, and each group writes down their observations of the experiment in their science journals.
4th Science 23 Views 45 Downloads
Is That Natural?
Learners examine how they use and waste natural resources. They participate in a class discussion about natural resources, in small groups complete a worksheet identifying ways students misuse natural resources, and create an informational flyer demonstrating ways to conserve resources.
3rd - 5th Technology & Engineering 19 Views 68 Downloads
Protect for Safekeeping
Learners observe the North Dakota quarter reverse and discuss its imagery and meaning. They define "endangered species" and "conservation." They read books about recycling and conservation. They complete a worksheet about recycling and create a poster.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Air and Water in the Environment
Students explore the traits of water condensation and evaporation. In this water cycle instructional activity, students develop an awareness of the importance of water for sustaining life. Students participate in a hands-on activity in which water is "gathered" from the atmosphere.
2nd - 4th Science 3 Views 22 Downloads
Energy Awareness Activity Book
If you are looking for worksheets about alternative energy sources to use on Earth Day, you'll find several here. However, since Earth Day is all about conserving natural resources, please print these double-sided in order to reduce the amount of paper used!
3rd - 8th Language Arts 19 Views 15 Downloads
Is it possible to have a waste-less lunch? Can your class become leaders in conservation? Discuss the importance of reducing waste during lunch time with a fun lesson that can be extended to everyday practices. First the class examines the types of packaging used to package their lunches, then they discuss ways they can conserve natural resources by reducing the amount of waste they produce.
K - 5th Science 18 Views 17 Downloads
Pre-School Composting and Recycling!
You can never be too young to get involved in composting or recycling. Here is a lesson that has been made for the very littlest learners and it's all about the importance of conservation. They'll sort compostable and recyclable objects, and then create a classroom composting bin.
Pre-K Science 5 Views 5 Downloads
Gifts from Land and Water
With a series of fun hands-on simulations, young children can learn about conservation and natural resources. Your learners become land detectives, discussing and investigating the gifts that the land and water provide them. They then pretend to go fishing using paper water, paper fish, a stick, and string fishing poles.
K - 2nd Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Don't Let the Earth Down
Although recycling is definitely beneficial, reducing our waste and conserving our natural resources should really be the focus of environmentalists. Encourage the future generation to create a public service announcement about a conservation issue that they feel strongly about.
5th - 9th Science 29 Views 136 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Here is an in-depth, and incredibly thorough lesson plan on sustainable agricultural practices; specifically, regarding the growth of coffee. After completing and discussing a worksheet called "Thinking About Tomorrow," groups of learners get together in groups and they perform simulation activities around the topic of sustainability.
5th Science 16 Views 51 Downloads
Three R's to Environmental Stewardship: Earth Day
Students explore the ways to conserve our natural resources. In this recycling, reusing, and reducing instructional activity students read Dinosaurs to the Rescue and apply their findings to learning ways to conserve resources. Students complete a worksheet and complete a chosen project for Earth Day.
3rd - 5th Science 9 Views 87 Downloads
Environmental Benefits of Recycling
Fourth graders understand the benefits of recycling. In this recycling literacy lesson, 4th graders read an article and identify the main idea. Students understand the process of transfer to the landfill and discuss how recycling helps the environment.
4th Science 14 Views 122 Downloads
Conserving Electric Energy
Another fantastic instructional activity on energy is presented by the American Coal Foundation. This one focuses on electricity; how it is produced, how it is delivered, and how it is used. Some excellent handouts are embedded in this fine plan which make it easy to implement in your classroom.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 9 Downloads