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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.
Students investigate how trash is classified and the options to deal with it. In this trash and recycling instructional activity, students perform an activity to classify trash into organic, renewable/ recyclable, now renewable/recyclable and nonrenewable/hard to recycle categories. They also perform an activity to create an edible model of a landfill.
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.
Learners 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, 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.
Students simulate the distribution of nonrenewable energy resources using cookies. They determine how the world's growing population effects the equitable distribution of these resources. They look at how engineers work to develop technologies that will ensure energy resources that will support the population.
Fifth graders define the terms renewable and nonrenewable resources and examine the impact they have on the environment. They develop a class list of natural resources, watch a short video clip, and identify the natural resources in the song "America, the Beautiful." Students read the "Amazing Facts" handout and conduct a Green Audit of their own home.
A very basic presentation on renewable vs. nonrenewable energy sources is here for you. Quite simply, learners view a slide with the one of the following words: oil, coal, wood, water, wind, natural gas, and sun. They must decide which column each word should go in: renewable or nonrenewable.
Students study energy sources to learn about fossil fuels and environmental concerns. In this energy sources lesson, students watch demonstrations for various energy examples. Students find hidden pennies, make a bar graph on their data, and complete the data sheet. Students then track their usage of nonrenewable energy sources in one day.