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.
What are some natural resources? • Air (oxygen) • Water • Soil • Trees/Plants • Rocks/Minerals • Sun
Let’s take a look at how we use Natural Resources
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.
Uses of Water • Humans drink water so they can live. • Plants use water to help them grow. • Water can be used to make electricity.
Uses of Soil • People use soil to grow crops (food). • People use soil to make bricks which are used to build things.
Crops Build Things
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.
Paper TREES USED TO MAKE Buildings Furniture
Cloth Plants are used for: Food
Uses of Rocks • Rocks are used to build things, such as houses and roads. • Rocks are used to make sculptures.
Minerals • Minerals are found in rocks. • Examples of minerals are: 1. iron 2. copper 3. diamonds
Uses of Minerals • Minerals are used to make coins. • Minerals are used to make furniture. • Minerals are used to make jewelry.
Furniture Gate Coins Jewelry
Uses of Sun • The sun provides heat and light. • The sun can be used to make electricity.
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?