Types of Natural Resources Teacher Resources
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Students assess their own energy use to help develop an awareness of the different types of natural resources affected by consumers. Their calculations show them how much they are personally impacting the Earth. Very meaningful and enlightening lesson!
The Artistic Process
Learners experiment with and compare different types of natural resources and tools used by artists in ancient Rome. They describe changes in natural resources that result from human use of tools.
New! Natural Resources Bingo
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 research and prepare an almanac on the Arctic. They examine the laws that attempt to provide jurisdiction over this area and consider how these laws be affected if geography of the Arctic continues to change due to global warming.
We Were Here First
Students explore the legal and historical experience of native peoples living in the United States. They write a letter to their United States senator commenting on the Hawaiian bill using information gathered during their research.
Clarifying the differences between Capitalism, Communism, and Socialism, as well as describing the historical contexts for each, this video will help viewers understand the meaning of Communist and Capitalist countries. This resource details the philosophies of both Marx and Lenin and the idealism of the origins of Communism. Additionally, the narrator creates an easy-to-read graph that places the USSR, USA, China, and modern state of Russia on a spectrum of economic and political systems.
Transportation Fuels: Biodiesel
Students examine biodiesel as a fuel for transportation. In this biodiesel lesson students complete activities using their critical thinking.
Conservation at a Crossroads Lesson 1: What Is Conservation and Why Does It Matter?
Students explore the concept of conservation. In this conservation lesson, students read articles and primary documents about the Conservation Movement in the United States and compare the movement to today's environmental movements. Students discuss their findings.
Students explore world history by completing timeline activities in class. In this Ancient Greece instructional activity, students identify the geography of Greece and view timeline lectures of the Greek Empires. Students view a video about Greece and color in a map of the location with their class.
Motivating Activities for Geography Week
Here is a great way to pique your students' interest in geography, and help them learn about their world.
Students 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. Students use categories such as wood, paper, and trees and list items that come from each natural resource.
Students describe the difference between geological resources and othe natural resources. They list the rocks, minerals, and fossil fuels that are found in Illinois and their uses. They identify ways to conserve natural resources.
Natural Resource Awareness
Seventh graders design a collage that shows natural resources or things made from natural resources. They discuss the collages and decide how they use natural resources at home and school. They listen to a read aloud of a Native American story before sorting pictures into renewable and non-renewable resources.
Discovering How To Take Care of Our Natural Resources
Second graders consider various natural resources. In this environmental lesson, 2nd graders explore the need for conservation and types of natural resources. Students read Dr. Seuss books and retell the story.
Natural Resources: Getting a Fair Share?
Students explore the impact of human behavior on key components of the environment, examine how theirn own personal decisions have added to the problem, and explore possible solutions to the current ecological crisis.
Renewable vs. Non-Renewable Resources
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.
Between the Rivers
Second graders compare and contrast historical American cultures. For this American history lesson, 2nd graders participate in reading, writing, oral, and hands on activities. Students discuss the similarities and differences between several cultural minorities, and how they contributed to the formation of American culture as a whole.
Fifth graders begin the lesson plan by identifying the different types of natural resources. As a class, they discuss how environments are destructed and how the loss of one natural resource can affect the economy. Using a map, they label the oil fields found in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia and create a graph using information they researched.
Farming: Natural Resources (Lesson 2)
Students identify the types of natural resources. They explain the difference between weather and climate. They practice using a rain gauge and reading a thermometer.
So Many Cookies...So Much Packaging
Students explore the way packaging is used in the distribution of goods. In this packaging lesson, students investigate how packaging is used, what resources are used to make it and ways it can be recycled.