Classifying Resources Natural vs. Manmadeand How do we know what to recycle?
What is a Resource? • A resource is something that can be used. • Resources can be classified or grouped in several different ways. • In this lesson we are looking at Natural Resourcesand Manmade Resources
Natural Resources • Natural resources come from the environment around us.
Natural Resources • They include things that are nonliving, such as water, soil, rocks, and air.
Natural Resources • They include things that are living, such as plants and animals.
Manmade resources • A manmade resource is something that has been made by a person. This man is making a glass object.
Manmade Resources • Natural resources are used to make manmade resources. Sand Glass Vase
What is Natural, What is Manmade? These are natural.
What is Natural, What is Manmade? These are manmade.
How do we know what to recycle? • There are many objects that can be recycled. • Some of these are: • paper • glass • metal and aluminum • plastic • and clothes
Paper • Many kinds of paper are recyclable. • scrap paper • newspaper • cardboard • magazines • Just remember to check that the paper is not soiled.
Glass • Glass can be recycled. • Some cities want the glass sorted by color: transparent (clear) and colored.
Metal/Aluminum • Metal recyclables include : • aluminum cans • steel cans • copper
Plastic • Many plastic containers can be recycled. • Look for the symbol. • The most common plastic to recycle will have the number 1 on it. Plastics with the number 2 are also commonly recycled.
Clothes • These items don’t go to recycling centers like the glass, paper, plastic and metal. • You can ‘recycle’ clothes by: • donating them • giving them to someone else • making them into something new
How I can help the environment? • If we all do our part with conserving natural resources and recycling products we will help to ensure that there are enough natural resources for a long time.
Picture Credits • Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page • Heather McLendon photos