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Elementary schoolers examine the influences that humans have on the natural environment along with the influences that natural environments have on people. After a class discussion on renewable and non-renewable resources, human inventions that caused a change in the environment, and the natural resources used to make four common human possessions, learners divide into groups. Each group is given two objects, and the groups must determine what materials were used to make the object and which of those materials are renewable and non-renewable. As a final activity, the Dr. Seuss book, The Lorax is read aloud and discussed.
Fifth graders are introduced to the important topic of renewable, and non-renewable, resources. They are expected to be able to correctly categorize different types of resources as renewable or non-renewable. Another emphasis of this lesson plan is to teach the importance of conserving our non-renewable resources. An important lesson plan in this era of over-consumption.
Students discuss, develop, invent, and implement a plan for making informed personal economic decisions about renewable resources.
Fifth graders identify renewable vs. non-renewable resources and comprehend why conservation of resources is important. They are asked what they think the words natural and resource mean. Pupils then put the words together to define the term natural resource. Students brainstorm examples of natural resources. They define the terms renewable resources and nonrenewable resources and give examples of each.
Here's a fine activity 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. The discussion concludes with ways that the non-renewable resources can be conserved by everyone in the class.
A fascinating lesson on how solar power is utilized by people who live in the Himalayas is here for you. In it, learners perform a case study which will help them understand that solar energy is a renewable resource, that geography affects the distribution of solar energy, and that sunlight is a underused source of energy. This impressive, 19-page plan is chock-full of worksheets, maps, photographs, websites, and detailed descriptions of high-level activities. Terrific!
Students participate in a simulation of the equal and unequal distribution of the earth's renewable resources. They discuss renewable resources and how food resources can increase and decrease, participate in the simulation, and analyze the impact of increasing population on the resources.
Place learners into groups to research and present different renewable energy sources. As individuals listen to the class presentations, they take notes and then write a persuasive article defending the form of energy that they feel would be easiest to implement. As a wrap-up, they participate in a mock town meeting to discuss which system of alternative energy source the community will implement.
Students evaluate data related to population growth, along with problems and solutons: resources availability. They are able to conclue that some ecosystem resources are finite. Students are shown "Resources" powerpoint, students come up with defintions of vocabulary words based on pictures; discuss where in the world the most energy is used and compare energy consumption to population.
Eighth graders create a concept map on renewable and non-renewable resources using Inspiration. In this earth science lesson, student research and evaluate a chosen resource. They create an iMovie to present their findings.
Students study the value of renewable resources, composting and conservation. They watch computer based video before completing a composting activity and making recycled paper.
Fifth graders, after brainstorming why conservation of resources is important, distinguish between renewable and non-renewable resources. They make a list of different types of natural resources on the board and then sort them into two categories. In addition, they reflect their findings in their science journals.
Students build models of wind turbines and experiment with different designs that will improve efficiency. Students will understand the use of wind power as a renewable resource.
Students research the amount and kinds of energy that are produced and consumed in the United States, including the limitations of this kind of consumption. They research and create a display to teach classmates about a specific renewable resource.
In this recycling learning exercise, 5th graders read a selection about recycling, renewable, and non-renewable resources. They answer 6 questions based on the reading by defining words, separating trash into renewable and non-renewable resources, and write an essay detailing uses for re-using non-renewable resources.
Students explore energy by categorizing rocks. In this British Columbia geology lesson, students define many different vocabulary terms associated with mining such as sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic. Students utilize sample rock kits and practice classifying each rock as one of the three categories mentioned.
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. They conduct an experiment in producing a biodegradable plastic from corn.
Does your language arts class have a hard time with writing transitions? Use this organizational writing lesson plan to create three effective transition sentences that middle schoolers will use in their research of renewable resources.
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.
Students explore wind power as a renewable resource.  In this wind power lesson students build models of wind turbines and experiment with different changes to see if it increases efficiency. 

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