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Students practice sorting objects into the appropriate category.  For this materials lesson, students learn the difference between man made and natural objects.  Students use the application Kidspiration to sort objects into the correct categories of man made or natural.
Your class will learn about natural resources and man-made items and differentiate between them. They chart resources from seven pictures and explain how each natural resource is used.
Students examine the Arkansas state quarter and identify natural resources depicted on the quarter. They compare natural resources to man-made resources and identify examples of each.
Students identify man-made materials that are derived from natural resources. They reflect on how their world would be different if our natural resources were not available. They examine the reverse of the Arkansas quarter and complete a worksheet.
Third graders engage in a lesson which addresses their curiosity about some of the outstanding people-made landmarks of the world. They explore the geographical themes of location and place through literature.
Kindergarteners create an illustrated class book detailing their experiences creating adobe bricks and building a house that the Big Bad Wolf cannot blow down. Richly detailed, the lesson not only includes a recipe for Adobe bricks but also includes a discussion of man-made and natural materials, differentiated instruction support, extensions and connections. Messy fun.
Following an examination of the Arkansas state quarter, your class will discuss the state's nickname: "The Natural State." They will focus on its abundance of natural resources. Printables for the activities are included. 
Learners examine the differences between natural and man-made borders by investigating the Texas quarter. They create clay models of the state of Texas.
Students explore the differences between man-made and natural objects. In this activity designed to compare properties of objects, students differentiate between natural and man-made objects and complete an activity designed to show what types of objects could be man-made. Finally, students compare differences in size, weight, color, and texture of man-made objects.
Students investigate the human and physical features of their school neighborhood. They observe the physical and man made features outside, make illustrations of their observations, and develop a class list of their observations.
In this natural resources worksheet, students discuss what their clothes are made from after reading the labels found on their clothes. Students fill in a chart with the data they collect.
Students distinguish between natural and man-made ecosystems.  In this exploratory instructional activity students describe preventative measures to ecological problems.
Students explore ways in which people are constantly exposed to naturally occurring and man-made sources of radiation. They create and play a board game featuring different hypothetical scenarios of radiation exposure.
Young scholars identify and construct figures that tessellate. They investigate which regular polygons tessellate and how to modify them to make other tessellating figures. Students explore how naturally occurring tessellations have been imitated in man-made tessellation patterns.
Students compare the ponds, lakes, and reservoirs of Kansas.  In this geography instructional activity, students use Google Earth to research the different ponds, lakes, and reservoirs in Kansas.  Students will discover that many of the bodies of water in Kansas are man-made and will then discuss their importance. Students complete several worksheets to ensure their understanding of the subject.
Learners distinguish between natural and man-made radiation. They measure radiation using a Geiger counter and investigate footprints of radiation.
Students explore and discuss the objects commonly found in still-life paintings. They identify the objects pictured in still lifes indicating which objects are natural and which are man-made.
Ninth graders actively listen to the story, "The Little House." They determine the sequence of events in the story and differentiate between natural changes and man-made changes in the environment over time. They use word processing software to write about the little house's feelings.
Polymers make up nearly everything in the world around us; some are naturally occurring, while others are synthetic. Learn about how polymers form, what they are used for, and some of the potential environmental and health dangers of certain man-made polymers. Introduce your class to the wonderful and wacky world of polymers through a video and short assessment, then continue researching by following the links in the Dig Deeper section. 
Students identify the natural resources found in Virginia. They sort them into four main groups and identify man-made resources as well. They explain how these resources are used.

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