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Natural Resources Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Do your students know about natural resources? A video lesson from Study.com explains the facts while you help students create personal inventories of natural resource consumption.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define natural resources
  • distinguish between different types of natural resources
  • create a personal inventory of consumption of natural resources

Length

30 minutes to 1 hour

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7

Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).

Key Vocabulary

  • Natural resources
  • Biotic resources
  • Fossil fuels
  • Abiotic resources
  • Renewable resources
  • Nonrenewable resources

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