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Natural Resources

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  1. Natural Resources

  2. What are natural resources? • A natural resource is something found in nature that people can use to meet their needs. How many natural resources can you write in your science notebook? Draw a quick picture to go with each one.

  3. What are some natural resources? • Air (oxygen) • Water • Soil • Trees/Plants • Rocks/Minerals • Sun

  4. Let’s take a look at how we use Natural Resources

  5. Uses of Air • Humans use air to help them breathe. • Moving air can be used to make electricity. • Air can be used to help objects to fly.

  6. WINDMILLS

  7. Uses of Water • Humans drink water so they can live. • Plants use water to help them grow. • Water can be used to make electricity.

  8. DAM: turns water into electricity.

  9. Uses of Soil • People use soil to grow crops (food). • People use soil to make bricks which are used to build things.

  10. Crops Build Things

  11. Uses of Trees & Plants • Trees are used to make paper, furniture and homes. • Plants can be used to make cloth for clothes, sheets, and many other products. • People and animals use plants for food.

  12. Paper TREES USED TO MAKE Buildings Furniture

  13. Cloth Plants are used for: Food

  14. Uses of Rocks • Rocks are used to build things, such as houses and roads. • Rocks are used to make sculptures.

  15. Sculpture: Mount Rushmore Roads

  16. Minerals • Minerals are found in rocks. • Examples of minerals are: 1. iron 2. copper 3. diamonds

  17. Uses of Minerals • Minerals are used to make coins. • Minerals are used to make furniture. • Minerals are used to make jewelry.

  18. Furniture Gate Coins Jewelry

  19. Uses of Sun • The sun provides heat and light. • The sun can be used to make electricity.

  20. Solar Panels: change the sun’s rays to electricity

  21. REMEMBER • Natural resources are things found in nature that people use to meet their needs. • Manmade resources are things that people make from natural resources. Can you think of some examples of natural and manmade resources?