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Plants
Natural resources that are biotic and renewable. Humans can use plants for food, paper, building, and clothing.
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Oil
A fossil fuel that is a biotic and nonrenewable natural resource. Oil can be used for fueling cars and airplanes, electricity, and plastics.
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Natural gas
A fossil fuel that is a biotic, nonrenewable natural resource. Humans can use natural gas for heating and electricity.
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Minerals
Abiotic, nonrenewable natural resources that include diamonds, gold, copper, and iron. Humans use these to create coins, steel, aluminum cans, or jewelry.
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Coal
Biotic, nonrenewable natural resource that comes from very old, decaying organic matter. Coal can be used for electricity.
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Animals
Biotic, renewable natural resources that supply food and clothing.
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Air
A natural resource that is abiotic and renewable. Air can supply wind energy and inflate tires.
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Renewable resources
Natural resources that can be replenished, like sun and wind, which will never run out. Also includes fresh water, plants, and animals that could be overused and potentially run out.
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Fossil fuels
Biotic, nonrenewable natural resources that come from organic matter that has decayed over millions of years. There are three types: coal, oil, and natural gas.
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Abiotic resources
Natural resources that originate from nonliving and inorganic materials. These include sunlight, water, air, and minerals.
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Biotic resources
Natural resources that originate from living things or organic materials. Animals, plants, and fossil fuels are considered biotic resources.
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Natural resources
Raw materials from the Earth that are used and modified for the benefit of humans. Natural resources can be classified as biotic or abiotic and renewable or nonrenewable.
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Flashcard Content Overview

The Earth supplies natural resources that humans can use in different ways. This set of flashcards provides a handy overview of biotic, abiotic, renewable, and nonrenewable natural resources. It also defines natural resources and provides examples of natural resources and their use to humans.

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Natural resources
Raw materials from the Earth that are used and modified for the benefit of humans. Natural resources can be classified as biotic or abiotic and renewable or nonrenewable.
Biotic resources
Natural resources that originate from living things or organic materials. Animals, plants, and fossil fuels are considered biotic resources.
Abiotic resources
Natural resources that originate from nonliving and inorganic materials. These include sunlight, water, air, and minerals.
Fossil fuels
Biotic, nonrenewable natural resources that come from organic matter that has decayed over millions of years. There are three types: coal, oil, and natural gas.
Renewable resources
Natural resources that can be replenished, like sun and wind, which will never run out. Also includes fresh water, plants, and animals that could be overused and potentially run out.
Air
A natural resource that is abiotic and renewable. Air can supply wind energy and inflate tires.
Animals
Biotic, renewable natural resources that supply food and clothing.
Coal
Biotic, nonrenewable natural resource that comes from very old, decaying organic matter. Coal can be used for electricity.
Minerals
Abiotic, nonrenewable natural resources that include diamonds, gold, copper, and iron. Humans use these to create coins, steel, aluminum cans, or jewelry.
Natural gas
A fossil fuel that is a biotic, nonrenewable natural resource. Humans can use natural gas for heating and electricity.
Oil
A fossil fuel that is a biotic and nonrenewable natural resource. Oil can be used for fueling cars and airplanes, electricity, and plastics.
Plants
Natural resources that are biotic and renewable. Humans can use plants for food, paper, building, and clothing.
Sunlight
A natural resource that is abiotic and renewable. Sunlight can be used for solar power and also helps plants to grow.
Water
Abiotic, renewable natural resource that humans use for drinking, cleaning, and producing energy.
Nonrenewable resources
Natural resources that are not replenished quickly, if at all, by the Earth. Fossil fuels and minerals are examples of nonrenewable resources.
Identify this natural resource: bacon.
Bacon is food made from animals, which are biotic, renewable natural resources.
Identify this natural resource: broccoli.
Broccoli is a plant used for food that is biotic and renewable.
Identify this natural resource: diamond.
A diamond is a mineral that is an abiotic, nonrenewable resource. Humans use diamonds to make jewelry.
Identify this natural resource: water.
Water is an abiotic, renewable natural resource that humans use for drinking, cleaning, and creating energy.
Identify this product made from natural resources: paper.
Paper comes from plants, which are biotic, renewable natural resources used for a variety of things, including books and journals.
Identify this product made from natural resources: fuel.
Fuel is made from oil, a natural resource and fossil fuel that is biotic and nonrenewable. It is used to power many things, such as cars and planes.
Identify this natural resource: wind energy.
Air is the natural resource that supplies us with wind energy. Air is abiotic and renewable. Humans can use this energy as electricity to power many things.
Identify this product made from a natural resource: steel.
Steel comes from minerals, which are abiotic, nonrenewable natural resources used for many things, such as building and construction.
Which natural resources provides electricity?
Fossil fuels are biotic, nonrenewable natural resources used for electricity. Water, sunlight, and wind are renewable, abiotic resources that can also be adapted to create electricity.
Identify this product made from a natural resource: cotton clothing.
Cotton clothing is made from plants that are biotic, renewable natural resources.

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