Our Earth: Storehouse of Natural Resources
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Students listen to an explanation of the science of the mining industry and create a geological map of Africa. They discuss the uses of minerals and resources and research a natural mineral resource in their part of the world.
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Debate: Natural Resources- Which Are Most Valuable to the State
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