All About Natural Resources

Students will define natural resources and will focus on ways in which they can care for their environment. A short video will be shown discussing the various ways that natural resources are used and over-used daily. Students will determine whether common classroom items come from renewable or nonrenewable resources. As a follow up activity, the class will compare two types of lunch bags. One is a reusable bag or lunch box with only reusable containers. The other is a disposable bag with single use packaging. Students will discuss why the “litterless lunch” is better for the environment and its natural resources.

Grade: 2nd, 3rd, and Upper Elementary.

Science SOLs: 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 2.5, 2.7, 2.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11

Concepts and Vocabulary Introduced

Natural Resources, Renewable, Non-renewable, Environment, Pollution, Energy, Runoff, Habitat, Fossil Fuel, Minerals

Equipment Needed: DVD Player or Computer/Smartboard

Duration: 45 - 60 minutes

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