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Geographic Factors and Natural Resources. Chapter 2 Section 2 pg.31. Natural Resources. Is anything from the Earth that people use in meeting their needs for food , clothing , and shelter . Examples of these resources include soil , water , minerals , and vegetation .

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natural resources
Natural Resources
  • IsanythingfromtheEarththatpeople use in meetingtheirneedsforfood, clothing, and shelter.
  • Examples of theseresourcesincludesoil, water, minerals, and vegetation.
raw materials
RawMaterials
  • People use someresourcesjustthewaythey come fromnature. Waterisoneexample.
  • Butmostresoucesmustbechanged in somewaytomakesomethinguseful. Theseresources are calledrawmaterials.
  • Theymustbeprocessedtomakethemintousefulmaterialssuch as paper and lumber.
three kinds of resources

ThreeKinds of Resources

  • Geographers divide theEarth’s natural resourcesintothreegroups.
1 recycable resources
1.- RecycableResources
  • Water, nitrogen, and carbon are examples of recycableresources.
    • Theseresourcesrecyclethroughourenvironmentnaturally. Thewatercycle, forinstance, naturallyrecyclesourfreshwatersupply.
2 renewable resources
2.- RenewableResources
  • Trees and other living thingsontheEarth.
    • Theseresources are differentfromrecycableresourcesbecausethey can bereplaced.

Example: A timbercompanymayharvestallthetrees in anarea. Ifthecompanyplants new treestoreplacethem, however, they are renewingtheresource.

interesting fact
InterestingFact

Didyouknowtrees

couldgetthisbig?

Thisis a giant

sequoia.

3 nonrenewable resources
3.- NonrenewableResources
  • Whentheseresources are used up, theycannotbereplaced. -Most non living things, such as minerals, coal, natural gas, and petroleum, are non renewableresources.
ancient energy fossil fuels
AncientEnergy: FossilFuels
  • Fossilfuelswerecreatedovermillions of yearsfromtheremains of prehistoricplants and animals.
  • Thesefuels are no longerbeingcreated. As a result, fossilfuels are non renewableresources.
energy resources
EnergyResources
  • Everyone in theworldneedsenergy. Certainareas are rich in someenergyresources, whileothershaveveryfew.
  • CountrieslikeSaudi Arabia and Mexicohavehugeamounts of oil.
  • Otherslikethe U.S.A. and China, havecoal and natural gas.
  • CountrieswithmanyriverslikenorthwesternEurope, can use waterenergytocreateelectricity. Otherssuch as Japan, haveveryfewenergysources.
section 2 assessment
Section 2 Assessment

1.- Define thefollowingwords:

natural resources, rawmaterials, recycableresources, renewableresource, nonrenewableresource, fossilfuels

2.- What are thedifferenttypes of natural resource?

3.- Investigate: Whatfactorshavemadeenergyscarce?

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