Natural Resource Management Teacher Resources
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Natural Resources Bingo
Bingo isn't just a silly game, it's a great way to practice all types of skills. After reviewing that the earth is composed of natural resources, what those natural resources are, and sustainability, the class plays a game of bingo. The game focuses on categorizing and identifying various objects to determine what type of natural resource they are.
2nd - 8th Science 60 Views 54 Downloads
Using Recycled Materials
What happens to our recycling once it is hauled away? In the third of four Earth Day lessons about recycling and reducing our impact on the world's natural resources, learners explore where recycled materials go and what becomes of them. After a quick overview, kids work in pairs to research a product from its original form (natural resource) to its typical disposal.
6th - 8th Science 20 Views 17 Downloads
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 17 Views 52 Downloads
The Delicate Balance - Iowa's Natural Resources
Discover the natural resources in Iowa by studying it's history. For this environmental lesson, your students will observe a topographical map of Iowa and identify where its most valuable resources are. They complete an Iowa name matching game and other activities based on the state's history.
3rd - 12th Science 4 Views 37 Downloads
Farmers - Caretakers of the Land
Students explore resource management, specifically farming. After reviewing vocabulary words, groups of students explore what is conserved by each practice. They compare and contrast responses. Students describe farming procedures which provide good habitats for wildlife.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Factors of Production and Economic Decision-Making
Class members begin this engaging economics activity by listing all the resources used in the production of a car, and use that example to draw parallels to the four primary factors of production: capital goods, labor, natural resources, and entrepreneurship.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 67 Views 53 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Fruits of Fairness
Unfortunately the world isn't fair, but exactly how unfair is it? In this cross-curricular lesson, young mathematicians explore the uneven distribution of wealth in the United States, using their knowledge of percents and proportions to model the country's economy with members of the class.
4th - 9th Math 24 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fix It! Natural Resource Restoration
Investigate ways to repair and preserve coastal resources. Your class will give examples of human and natural activity that has damaged coastal resources, and then describe 3 restoration projects and they describe 3 ways people can contribute to coastal restoration.
9th - 12th Science 8 Views 27 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 33 Views 140 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Ecosystems-The Essential Connection
Students develop their abilities to solve problems both in school and in a variety of situations similar to that they have encountered in life. They define the term ecosystem in nature by comparing them to familiar organizational structures.
4th - 6th Language Arts 24 Views 161 Downloads
Settlement Exploration: Then and Now
NASA has crafted an imaginative and memorable series of lessons, "NASA and Jamestown Education Module." This instructional activity is one of the five components. In it, middle schoolers connect history and science by comparing the settlement of Jamestown in the 1600s to a future settlement of the lunar surface.
6th - 8th Science 20 Views 109 Downloads
Make Your Own Biodegradable Plastic Stuff
Students identify the four basic natural resources. They distinguish bettween renewable and non-renewable resources. Pupils recognize that all natural resources are needed by living plants and animals. Students list consequences for continued use of non-renewable resources.
4th - 6th Science 5 Views 30 Downloads
Energy Resources: Where Are They and How Do We Get Them?
Future energy engineers visit several stations, each one dedicated to a different alternative source of energy. They describe how solar energy is converted into other forms of energy, the patterns of distribution of energy resources in the United States, and how these patterns of distribution are represented through maps.
5th - 8th Science 51 Views 302 Downloads
Nature Journaling: Experience the Outdoors Through Writing and Drawing
Step into the great outdoors and develop young scientists' skills of observation with a nature journaling lesson plan. Given a specific focus or goal, children practice making and recording observations of nature through written descriptions and detailed sketches.
2nd - 5th Science 22 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Forests/Natural Resource Management II
Learners write about the importance of trees. For this natural resources lesson, students look at deforestation occurring across the globe and present what they learned to the class. As closure, all learners write a poem about the importance of trees.
4th - 5th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Renewable vs. Non-Renewable Resources
Here's a fine lesson on renewable and non-renewable sources of energy for your 5th graders. In it, learners list a number of natural resources on the board, then try to sort the resources into appropriate categories. This helps them to define and understand renewable vs, non-renewable resources.
5th Science 18 Views 41 Downloads
The Ancient Ingenuity of Water Harvesting
Water is essential to life on earth. How is it then, that people can survive in desert regions with very limited access to fresh water? Through ingenious architecture and engineering, communities in India's Golden Desert have been able to efficiently collect and store rainwater for hundreds of years.
17 mins 7th - 12th Science 22 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable