natural resourcesrenewable/non-renewable Lesson 12: Observing Natural Resources What are some natural resources you use every day? What do natural resources look like? Challenge: Introduction: Word Sort Vocabulary: Materials: √ Procedure: √ Ranking Natural Resource Samples Data Table Data: Analysis: AQ 1, AQ2, AQ 3, AQ 4
How can we divide this list into two categories? Homework Desks Bed Phone Teacher kitchen
School Home Teacher Bed Homework Kitchen Desks Phone
How can we divide this list into two categories? rocks trees plastic cars air water soil trees airplanes
Natural Resources Some of the words that you categorized, such as trees and water, are natural resources. Can you name some natural resources that you use every day. wood metals water air gasoline (produced from crude oil),
Lab Activity Pairs of students can work together to examine a sample by sharing a magnifying lens and discussingtheir observations. Students should record their observations in their science notebook in your data table .
Analysis Question 1 • SUGGESTED ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS • a. What was the most valuable natural resource, according to the • class? • b. What was the least valuable natural resource, according to the • class? • c. What reasons did other students have for identifying a natural • resource as more or less valuable?
Question 2 What else would you like to know about these natural resources to help determine their value?
Question 3 Copy the list of words shown below. coal natural resource salt garnet plastic a. Look for a relationship among the words. Cross out the word or phrase that does not belong. b. Circle the word or phrase that includes the other words. c. Explain how the word or phrase you circled is related to the other words in the list.
Question 4 Reflection: What do you think makes a natural resource valuable?