We found 487 resources with the concept natural resources
Separating Mixtures: How We Concentrate Natural Materials
6th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewHow do miners isolate the substance they're looking for from a big pile of rock? Through an insightful lab, science scholars learn how to use their observation skills to identify physical properties that scientists use to separate...
Water and Classical Civilizations: Crash Course World History 222
11 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewHumans cannot survive without water, and neither can civilizations. A brief history of ancient civilizations and their dependence on—and management of—water demonstrates how states either flourish or flail based on the availability of...
ETS2B - Influence of Science, Engineering and Technology on Society and the Natural World
5 mins K - 12th
Science, engineering, and technology have an impact on our natural world. As the world population increases, the demands on natural resources also increase. Science, technology, and engineering work together to address these concerns...
The Lone Woman and San Nicholas Island
3rd - 5th
Explore the fascinating archaeology of San Nicholas Island in the Channel Islands of the California coast. You'll find a video on the story of the "Lone Woman", activities for learners to imagine what it would have been like to be alone on an island, and consider the ethics involved in archaeological digs and excavation.
Once Upon a Time (Saxipak’a): Lesson Plan 4
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
How did the environment and natural resources found on the Channel islands influence the culture of the Chumash? Archaeology meets technology in an activity designed for middle schoolers. After viewing West of The West's documentary Once...
Natural Resources, and Human Uses of Plants and Animals
4th - 8th CCSS: Designed
As part of their study of the restoration projects on Santa Cruz Island, class members demonstrate their understanding of the connections among plant life, animals, and the actions of humans by crafting a model that reveals these...
Human Impact on the Food Web of Santa Cruz Island
9th - 12th
What happens when a non-native species is introduced onto an island? Santa Cruz Island, part of the Channel Island chain located off the coast of southern California, provides the perfect laboratory for young environmental scientists to...
An Introduction to Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Could geography really be the most logical explanation for the success rate of any given population? Jared Diamond makes his anthropological contention in his 1997 publication Guns, Germs, and Steel. A short explores his main points and...
Beyond the Gold—The Alaska Gold Rushes
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Inquiry, investigation, and research are the hallmarks of a lesson that asks class members to examine a variety of primary and secondary sources about the Alaskan gold rushes. Groups then present their findings in the form of a play, a...
Yesterday: Our Energy Needs Over Time
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
How has our relationship to energy changed over time? An engaging exploration challenges learners to create a timeline showing human energy needs and uses over time. Scholars review what timelines are, choose a 50-year period in history...
By Air, Land, or Sea: The Formation and Location of Our Natural Resources
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Coal forms from the ancient remains of plants that were alive on Earth before the dinosaurs! Scholars use their t-charts from the previous lesson over resources and research to determine if their information is correct. Through analysis...
Reflecting on What I Learned About Climate Change
5th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
After three eye-opening lessons about our environment, scholars revisit a 10-question survey, reflect on their new-found knowledge, and take action by writing to a representative or creating a public service announcement about climate...