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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. The wrap-up discussion prompts could easily be used as writing prompts instead.
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.
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 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.
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. They make paper, research mass production of paper, and complete all pre and post-assessments.
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. Some excellent streamed video, websites, activities, and worksheets are embedded in this nicely thought-out plan.
Second graders consider various natural resources. In this environmental activity, 2nd graders explore the need for conservation and types of natural resources. Students read Dr. Seuss books and retell the story.
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.
Students examine the soil of the Inner Coastal Plain of North Carolina. Using the internet, they discover why tobacco was a major crop of the area and locate on a map tobacco farms. They show how tobacco was grown before modern farming machinery became available.
Third graders explore the natural resources of Michigan. In this social studies lesson, 3rd graders create a map of the natural resources in Michigan.
Students identify which parts of the earth are solids, liquids or gases. They discover the need to conserve natural resources. They examine different products and what materials are used to make them.
Learners identify the Earth's natural resources. In this Earth science instructional activity, students read the book The Great Kapok Tree and discuss types of natural resources. Learners use categories such as wood, paper, and trees and list items that come from each natural resource.
Sixth graders identify and explain primary geographic causes for world trade, including the uneven distribution of natural resources. To show evidence of their learning, 6th graders will complete a graphic organizer and a written assignment.
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.
High schoolers explain how the availability of natural resources has affected human settlement patterns. They recognize the interactions of human populations on environments and compare the growth of two ancient cities in relation to natural resources.
Young scholars 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.
Discover the natural resources in Iowa by studying it's history. In this environmental instructional 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.
Fourth graders discover natural resources on our planet by examining photographs. In this farming and fishing lesson plan, 4th graders investigate the geography of New England and its history of cod fishing. Students identify the resources in historic photographs as natural, unnatural, renewable or non-renewable.
Students 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.