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The Delicate Balance - Iowa's Natural Resources
Discover the natural resources in Iowa by studying it's history. In 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 3 Views 36 Downloads
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 50 Views 46 Downloads
Exploring Manufacturing - Grade Four Interdisciplinary Lesson
Fourth graders study Ohio's natural resources and commercial manufacturing. In this commercial manufacturing lesson, 4th graders examine the natural resources of Ohio, and determine how they let the state participate in domestic and international trade.
4th Social Studies & History 8 Views 28 Downloads
North Carolina's Natural Resources
Fourth graders work in three groups to collect information from the social studies textbook to determine the natural resources in one of the three regions in North Carolina and their uses. With that information, they jigsaw to share their information with students of unlike regions.
4th 21st Century Skills 4 Views 8 Downloads
What is an Ecological Footprint?
Introduce youngsters to the term ecological footprint. Learners identify ways in which humans affect the environment. They look at the problems associated with the use of natural resources, and focus on ways to preserve natural environments and non-renewable energy sources.
4th - 8th Science 52 Views 177 Downloads
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
The Goat in the Rug
Students define productive, capital, human and natural resources and intermediate goods, then classify these things by how they are used in a production process. In this resources/goods lesson plan, students listen to the story The Goat in the Rug and play a match game based on this story.
3rd - 5th Math 3 Views 35 Downloads
Harvesting Our Natural Resources
Students investigate various economic activities generated from natural resources in Canada. They conduct research on the 'Atlas of Canada' website, identify communities that grew as a result from selected economic activities, and take an online quiz.
4th - 6th Science 8 Views 34 Downloads
I Want It! I Need It!
Discuss wants and needs with your elementary ecologists and get them to consider what would happen to our natural resources if we all got everything that we want. Learners play a card sorting game and take an ecological footprint quiz on the Internet.
3rd - 6th Science 24 Views 25 Downloads
Students identify the Earth's natural resources. In this Earth science lesson, students read the book The Great Kapok Tree and discuss types of natural resources. Students use categories such as wood, paper, and trees and list items that come from each natural resource.
1st - 2nd Science 6 Views 54 Downloads
On the Move
Seventh graders study world trade and natural resources. In this trade and resources lesson, 7th graders research the production of their T-shirts, create graphs for the data, and identify any trade patterns or geographic causes. Students then participate in a simulation of hot lava to learn about geographic barriers on its role in trade.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
U.S. Geography: The Northeast
Students investigate U.S. Geography by creating a map in class. In this natural resource lesson, students create a map of the United States and research the Northeast based on their resources and recyclable materials. Students utilize the Internet to help identify all waterways.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 88 Downloads
Where Did That Pencil Come From? The Study of Natural Resources
Young scholars examine what natural resources are used to make everyday products. They describe the process the resources go through before they come to the consumer. They research a state and focus on its natural resources.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 38 Downloads
Our Natural Resources
Students investigate natural resources and man-made items. In this earth science lesson, students classify items from trash into man-made items or natural resources. Students construct a flow chart to investigate the life cycle of a man-made object or natural resource.
4th - 5th Science 8 Views 75 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