January 31, 2016

Natural Resources

We have learned that natural resources are things from our environment that help people. Examples of natural resources are trees, oil, the sun, wind and water.



 All natural resources can be put into one of three categories:

nonrenewable
renewable
alternative energy

Nonrenewable resources are resources that cannot be replaced.  When they are gone, they are gone.  Minerals and fossil fuels are examples of nonrenewable resources.  Fossil fuels are made from dead plants and animals having pressure and heat on them for many years.  Then they are mined and burned for fuels.  Oil, coal and natural gases are examples of fossil fuels.  Many of our power sources are run on fossil fuels, and these resources are becoming scarce in our world.





Renewable resources can be replaced.  Examples of these kinds of resources are trees, animals, oxygen and water.  These resources are able to be replaced in a short amount of time and are always being replaced in our world.



Alternative energy resources can never be taken away from our world.  They will always be with us in the form of waves, wind and solar energy.  Scientist are working on ways to use these resources for our power instead of fossil fuels.  They hope to do this so we don't loose all of the fossil fuels in our world.



STUDENTS:  There are several activities you can share on natural resources.

1.  Write a paragraph explaining how fossil fuels are made.

2.  Write a paragraph about natural resources in which you explain the difference between nonrenewable resources and renewable resources.  Also, give examples of each kind of resource.

3.  Write an acrostic poem using the word "renewable" explaining what renewable resources are as well as giving examples in the poem.

2 comments:

  1. This is how fossil fuels are made. The sun creates energy. Plants absorb the energy from the sun. After plants die they are covered in sediments and undergo heat and pressure to become coal. Coal is mined for use. The coal is burned to produce electrical energy. Electricity travels through wires to be used for people. This is how fossil fuels are made.

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  2. This is how fossil fuels are made. The sun creates energy. Plants absorb the energy from the sun. After plants die they are covered in sediments and undergo heat and pressure to become coal. Coal is mined for use. The coal is burned to produce electrical energy. Electricity travels through wires to be used for people. This is how fossil fuels are made

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