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Discover the natural resources in Iowa by studying it's history. In this environmental activity, 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.
Seventh graders design a collage that shows natural resources or things made from natural resources. They discuss the collages and decide how they use natural resources at home and school. They listen to a read aloud of a Native American story before sorting pictures into renewable and non-renewable resources.
Your young elementary students will learn about natural resources and place items into the proper category. They complete a Natural Resources Chart and draw things listed on the chart. After walking the school grounds, 1st graders write and draw about things they found and categorize the natural resource from which they was made.
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. They complete a worksheet to demonstrate the concept of land stewardship.
Explore how lack of access to water impacts peoples' lives in poor countries. Through text reading and discussion, middle schoolers are presented with the story of a young girl who lives and functions with limited water resources. They write a paragraph that summarizes the article and includes their own personal reflection. Consider also asking learners how they can reduce their own water usage and discuss why this is important.
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. This ambitious resource has everything you need embedded in it, and should lead to an outstanding educational experience for your class.
Students write a one page description of a career in the Science/Natural Resources Career Cluster. In this careers instructional activity, students identify the career majors and at least two careers in each major in the Science/Natural Resources Career Cluster. Students discover course of study and recommended electives.