Natural Resources

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The lesson discusses the natural resources of the Earth and how they used by humans.  The students will need to distinguish between renewable and non-renewable, as well as their subcategories.  The discussion during the lesson could also lead into protecting the Earth’s resources, wasting resources, and other environmental issues facing the planet and world leaders.

Natural Resources Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Natural Resources
  • Hands-on homework activities
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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The lesson discusses the natural resources of the Earth and how they are used by humans.  The students will need to distinguish between renewable and non-renewable, as well as their subcategories.  Several relevant vocabulary words are defined and used throughout the lesson, including: raw materials, organic, inorganic, metallic and non-metallic.  The diverse uses for natural resources are also covered in the lesson.  The discussion during the lesson could lead into protecting the Earth’s resources, wasting resources, and other environmental issues facing the planet and world leaders.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction:

  1. Display a variety of objects which are renewable and nonrenewable. Ask students what all of the items have in common.
  2. List some of their responses and include discussion. Ultimately all of the items can be concluded that they came from the Earth.
  3. You may wish to trace back the some of the items as to their journey from the Earth to its present state. Introduce natural resources.
  4. Distribute Natural Resources content pages. Read and review the information with the students, including discussion of the images as they relate to the resources.  Save the final question for the lesson closing.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  5. Distribute Activity page. Read and review the instructions.  They may find additional items from the images not listed on the answer key.
  6. Once completed, allow volunteers to share the responses for the items.
  7. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses.
  8. Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses.
  9. In closing, ask: What natural resource would you miss the most if it no longer existed?
  10. Allow for responses and discussion. The discussion should also lead into protection of the resources, conservation, etc.

 

Common Core State Standards: 

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1.c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1.cCCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1-2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Science

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CG
01/04/2019
Craig G.
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Clarendon educational booklets

We like Clarendon booklets as each one has 3 sections. The first provides an overview of the topic, the second section provide tests for the children, and the third is an answer key for quick checking.

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12/16/2018
Carlos G.
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Natural Resources

As always great material, made my class easy. Thank you

ED
10/24/2018
Erin D.
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Awesome materials

The materials are engaging and informative. They match our curriculum perfectly. Our district has decided that science books are not necessary. We were searching for some reading materials to build a foundation. The explanations are student friendly and the review sections reinforce what we do in the classroom.

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06/26/2018
Megan C.
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Great Lesson

Love this and will use it to go along with 4th grade standards!