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Carolina K-12

Factors of Production and Economic Decision-Making

For Teachers 10th Standards
Class members begin this engaging economics activity by listing all the resources used in producing a car and using that example to draw parallels to the four primary factors of production: capital goods, labor, natural resources, and...
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Lesson Plan
Carolina K-12

Comparing Economic Systems

For Teachers 10th Standards
How do people make decisions in a world where wants are unlimited but resources are not? How do individuals and governments utilize scarce resources (human, natural, and capital) in different economic systems? Introduce your learners to...
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Core Knowledge Foundation

Taking Care of the Earth Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers K Standards
A read-aloud anthology closely examines human impact on the Earth while boosting reading comprehension skills. Through stories, scholars examine the concepts of natural resources, pollution, garbage, and recycling and brainstorm ways to...
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American Chemical Society

Natural Resources and Synthetic Materials

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
All synthetic materials began as natural materials. An engaging lesson begins with a hands-on activity and an example of the type of research that scholars perform independently. Then pupils receive a topic and begin researching the...
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Teach Engineering

Introduction to Environmental Engineering

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
A series on environmental engineering introduces the class to issues that environmental engineers work to solve. This first lesson plan focuses on air and land issues, and looks at ways to reduce pollution.
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Activity
K-State Research and Extensions

Water

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How are maps like fish? They both have scales. The chapter includes six different activities at three different levels. Scholars complete activities using natural resources, learn how to read a map, see how to make a compass rosette,...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Native Americans and Natural Resources

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
North American Indian civilizations had already been in place for over 10,000 years before the arrival of European settlers. Introduce your young historians to Indian tribes that lived in the Chesapeake region in the early seventeenth...
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Federal Reserve Bank

Messy Bessey's Holidays

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Teach your class some fairly complex terms—factors of production, human resources, capital resources, natural resources, and intermediate goods—with a storybook (Messy Bessey's Holidays), plenty of visuals and handouts, and related...
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Unit Plan
Cal Recycle

Conserving Natural Resources

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Trying to plan an engaging elementary science unit on natural resources? Conserve your energy! This five-part series of lessons and hands-on activities has exactly what you need to teach young scholars about the importance of conservation.
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Lesson Plan
City and County of San Francisco

I Want It! I Need It!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Discuss wants and needs with your elementary ecologists and get them to consider what would happen to our natural resources if we all got everything that we want. Learners play a card sorting game and take an ecological footprint quiz on...
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Baylor College

Fossil Fuels and the Carbon Cycle

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Humans are quickly depleting Earth's fossil fuels and locating them is becoming increasingly difficult! Layered muffins are used for models as young geologists take core samples in order to determine the presence of oil. Consider first...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

What is an Ecological Footprint?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Introduce youngsters to the term ecological footprint. Learners identify ways in which humans affect the environment. They look at the problems associated with the use of natural resources, and focus on ways to preserve natural...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Sustainability

For Teachers 5th
Here is an in-depth, and incredibly thorough lesson plan on sustainable agricultural practices; specifically, regarding the growth of coffee. After completing and discussing a worksheet called "Thinking About Tomorrow," groups of...
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Curated OER

Settlement Exploration: Then and Now

For Teachers 6th - 8th
NASA has crafted an imaginative and memorable series of lessons, "NASA and Jamestown Education Module." This activity is one of the five components. In it, middle schoolers connect history and science by comparing the settlement of...
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Curated OER

Who Cares for the Land?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
A very thorough lesson plan focuses on what plants need to grow and stay healthy. There are excellent reading activities and worksheets included in this fine plan. A terrific way to introduce a unit on plants and their needs.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Transporting Coal

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Some really interesting worksheets on Amtrak's national routes, and the major river systems of the United States accompany this lesson on the transportation of coal throught the country. This is an exceptionally well-designed lesson that...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Lemonade For Sale

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
2-3rd graders listen to the story, Lemonade for Sale, by Stuart J. Murphy. In the story, children produce and sell lemonade to raise money for their clubhouse, create a product, classify the resources used in production as natural...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Natural Resources Matter

For Students 4th - 7th
This natural resources worksheet includes discussion activities about natural resources, 2 word searches, and a list of related books and videos.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Where the City Meets the Tree: Urban Forestry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Define the term "urban forestry"; discuss several problems facing urban forests today and both government and public efforts centered on developing and maintaining sustainable urban forests. Develop a feasible action plan for alternative...
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Curated OER

The Natural State

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Following an examination of the Arkansas state quarter, your class will discuss the state's nickname: "The Natural State." They will focus on its abundance of natural resources. Printables for the activities are included. 
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Carolina K-12

Battle Behind the Pumps

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After considering the role that gasoline plays in our lives and our dependence on it as a society, learners participate in a reading activity discussing why oil prices are increasing. They will then simulate being members of a committee...
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

End of Unit Assessment, Part 2: Research and Response

For Teachers 5th Standards
Talk it out. Scholars complete part two of the assessment by participating in a World Café discussion activity. Learners circulate the room, sharing their ideas and thoughts about Canada's natural resources using quotes and paraphrasing...
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EngageNY

Research Skills, Part 2: Natural Resource Development and How It Modifies the Physical Environment

For Teachers 5th Standards
Name your source. Scholars receive research folders with articles of information about natural resources. They use the sources to conduct research to answer questions about how Canada's environment meets the needs of the people and how...
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Lesson Plan
EngageNY

Close Reading and Viewing: Minerals and Metals

For Teachers 5th Standards
How easy is it to live off the land? Scholars read Minerals and Metals in Your Life and discuss how Canada's natural resources meet the needs of the people. Pupils watch a brief video and discuss the gist of the text and video. They then...