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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.
Students discuss, develop, invent, and implement a plan for making informed personal economic decisions about renewable resources.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Students study the value of renewable resources, composting and conservation. They watch computer based video before completing a composting activity and making recycled paper.
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.
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. 
Students study why corn is a biodegradable, renewable resource.  In this ethanol activity students build models and observe a chemical reaction.
Twelfth graders explore the difference between natural and man-made environments.  For this renewable resources lesson students evaluate the economic importance of resources. 
Investigate the prospect of wind as a renewable resource. Second and third graders make a pinwheel, answer critical thinking questions, and then attempt to use wind power to wind string. I would be more apt to use this activity in a 1st or 2nd grade class than for 3rd graders.
Students use the Internet to research renewable energy.  In this science instructional activity, students work on projects to help them understand how we use energy around the globe.  Students analyze distribution of renewable and non renewable resources.          
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.

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