Unit Plan

Conserving Natural Resources

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Trying to plan an engaging elementary science unit on natural resources? Conserve your energy! This five-part series of lessons and hands-on activities has exactly what you need to teach young scholars about the importance of conservation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Complete these lessons as a series, or choose a couple to integrate into an existing environmental science unit on natural resources
  • Teach these lessons during the week of Earth Day
Classroom Considerations
  • Lessons involve shared readings of numerous children's books that can be found in your school or local public library
  • Resource offers a list of recommended children's books to supplement into these lessons
  • Each lesson offers ideas for activities that extend student learning
  • Provides instructions for creating a science journal that students use during this unit
  • Includes a script for a play that engages children in learning about natural resources
  • Background information is provided with each lesson to support teachers
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