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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.
Students investigate U.S. Geography by creating a map in class. In this natural resource instructional activity, 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.
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.
Discover the natural resources in Iowa by studying it's history. For this environmental lesson, your learners 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 study Ohio's natural resources and commercial manufacturing. In this commercial manufacturing instructional activity, 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.
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. Students use a Kid Pix template of the state to record their findings of all three regions through pictures and words.
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.
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.
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.
Second graders consider various natural resources. For this environmental lesson, 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.
This natural resources worksheet includes discussion activities about natural resources, 2 word searches, and a list of related books and videos.
Learners 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.
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.
Pupils identify the Earth's natural resources. In this Earth science lesson plan, students read the book The Great Kapok Tree and discuss types of natural resources. Pupils use categories such as wood, paper, and trees and list items that come from each natural resource.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Throughout the lunch hour, learners will sort items into categories using a handy chart. In no time, they'll all know what to reuse, recycle, compost, and throw away.