Types of Natural Resources Teacher Resources
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Learners identify the Earth's natural resources. In this Earth science lesson, students read the book The Great Kapok Tree and discuss types of natural resources. Learners use categories such as wood, paper, and trees and list items that come from each natural resource.
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!
Students 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.
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.
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.
High schoolers 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. High schoolers discuss their findings.
Students explore world history by completing timeline activities in class. In this Ancient Greece lesson, 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.
Here is a great way to pique your students' interest in geography, and help them learn about their world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Second graders compare and contrast historical American cultures. In this American history instructional activity, 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.
Learners identify the types of natural resources. They explain the difference between weather and climate. They practice using a rain gauge and reading a thermometer.
Fifth graders begin the instructional activity 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.
Learners 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.