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- Sara C., Student teacher
- Effort, PA
Nonrenewable Teacher Resources
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Fourth graders classify resources as renewable or nonrenewable while playing a board game. They read King John story and discuss the story. Students explore renewable and nonrenewable resources. They play the resources game that show what resources are renewable and what are nonrenewable.
Fifth graders simulate extending the life of a nonrenewable resource. They conduct experiments that attempt to extend the life of a non-rechargeable battery. Pupils brainstorm a list of Earth's nonrenewable resources. Students write in their journals how one of the nonrenewable resources that they choose could be conserved.
Students and their families use a multitude of products every day. These products are manufactured in part or entirely from natural resources. Students explore about renewable and nonrenewable resources and trace resources' points of origin by constructing and analyzing a product map.
Sixth graders investigate the various features of the process of the scientific inquiry as it relates to the differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources. In this energy and conservation lesson plan, 6th graders explain the role of the sun as the major source of energy and its relationship to other forms of energy such as wind and water. Students then review the types of renewable and nonrenewable resources and how they relate to conservation.
Middle schoolers examine their understandings about energy concepts by completing an online survey. Students participate in a class discussion about their uses of resources and the differences between perpetual, renewable, and nonrenewable resources as well as those that are recycled and reusable.