Taking resources from the land or the sea
Economic Activity <ul><li>Economic Activity can be divided into 3 categories. These are; </li></ul><ul><li>1. Primary Econ...
Primary Economic Activity <ul><li>We now know that Primary economic activity involves taking natural resources from the la...
Primary Economic Activities
Primary Economic Activity <ul><li>In developing (poorer) countries many people are employed in primary economic activities...
 
Natural Resources <ul><li>Natural resources are things provided by nature which are useful to people.  </li></ul><ul><li>Q...
Natural Resources
Natural Resources
Types of Natural Resources <ul><li>There are 2 types of natural resources. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Renewable resources </...
Renewable Resources <ul><li>Renewable resources are resources that can be used over and over again. With careful managemen...
Non-Renewable Resources <ul><li>Non-renewable resources are resources that can only be used once. Each time such resources...
Water – A renewable Resource <ul><li>It can be reproduced and replenished </li></ul><ul><li>BUT only if it is properly use...
Water – A Renewable Natural Resource
The Water Cycle Condensation Run Off Evaporation Precipitation
Water – A Renewable Natural Resource <ul><li>More than 2/3 of the earth is covered in water. However, only a very small am...
In some countries, almost everyone has access to safe drinking water. However, in other countries many people do not have ...
Water Use
Water Use and Wealth <ul><li>People who live in wealthy countries use much more water than people who live in poor countri...
How do we get our water?
Water Supply
Water Supply in Dublin <ul><li>Most of Dublin’s water comes from Co. Wicklow. </li></ul><ul><li>A number of reservoirs hav...
Water Quality <ul><li>Water can be polluted by farming, and industrial activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Q. Why is the river qua...
Water Contamination
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  1. 1. Taking resources from the land or the sea
  2. 2. Economic Activity <ul><li>Economic Activity can be divided into 3 categories. These are; </li></ul><ul><li>1. Primary Economic Activity </li></ul><ul><li>2. Secondary Economic Activity </li></ul><ul><li>3. Tertiary Economic Activity </li></ul><ul><li>What is Primary Economic Activity? </li></ul><ul><li>Primary economic activity involves taking natural resources from the land or the sea. </li></ul><ul><li>Q. What is a natural resource? </li></ul><ul><li>Q. What natural resources are available from the land or the sea? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Primary Economic Activity <ul><li>We now know that Primary economic activity involves taking natural resources from the land or the sea. We take resources from the land and the sea in the following ways; </li></ul><ul><li>1. Farming </li></ul><ul><li>2. Fishing </li></ul><ul><li>3. Forestry </li></ul><ul><li>4. Mining </li></ul><ul><li>5. Quarrying </li></ul><ul><li>Q. Many people work in the primary economic sector. List some jobs that people do in the primary economic sector. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Primary Economic Activities
  5. 5. Primary Economic Activity <ul><li>In developing (poorer) countries many people are employed in primary economic activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Q. Why do you think this is? </li></ul><ul><li>In developed (rich) countries less people are employed in primary economic activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Q. Why do you think this is? </li></ul>
  6. 7. Natural Resources <ul><li>Natural resources are things provided by nature which are useful to people. </li></ul><ul><li>Q. Make a list of things provided by nature which are useful to people. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Natural Resources
  8. 9. Natural Resources
  9. 10. Types of Natural Resources <ul><li>There are 2 types of natural resources. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Renewable resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Non-renewable resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q. How do you think these types of resources are different? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Renewable Resources <ul><li>Renewable resources are resources that can be used over and over again. With careful management, they will not run out. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, if we cut down trees to make wood, we can plant new trees to take their place. </li></ul><ul><li>Q. Can you think of any other examples? </li></ul><ul><li>Other examples include water, fish, plants/crops. </li></ul><ul><li>Q. Explain why these examples are renewable resources. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Non-Renewable Resources <ul><li>Non-renewable resources are resources that can only be used once. Each time such resources are used less of that resource is left for the future. Non-renewable resources will eventually run out. </li></ul><ul><li>Q. Can you think of any examples of non-renewable resources? </li></ul><ul><li>Examples include coal, oil, gas, and peat. </li></ul><ul><li>Q. Explain why these examples are non renewable resources. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Water – A renewable Resource <ul><li>It can be reproduced and replenished </li></ul><ul><li>BUT only if it is properly used and conserved </li></ul><ul><li>The Hydrological Cycle is the continuous movement of water between the land, the sea and the air </li></ul><ul><li>This is how nature cleans and renews our water supply </li></ul>
  13. 14. Water – A Renewable Natural Resource
  14. 15. The Water Cycle Condensation Run Off Evaporation Precipitation
  15. 16. Water – A Renewable Natural Resource <ul><li>More than 2/3 of the earth is covered in water. However, only a very small amount of the water on our planet is fresh water. </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh water is what we need for drinking, washing, and cooking. </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh water is also needed for irrigating farmland and for making things in factories. </li></ul>
  16. 17. In some countries, almost everyone has access to safe drinking water. However, in other countries many people do not have access to safe drinking water. <ul><li>Q. List 5 countries where everyone has access to safe drinking water. </li></ul><ul><li>Q. List 5 countries where less than 33% of people have access to safe drinking water. </li></ul>
  17. 18. Water Use
  18. 19. Water Use and Wealth <ul><li>People who live in wealthy countries use much more water than people who live in poor countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Q. Why do you think this is? </li></ul><ul><li>Q. In Ireland we do not have to pay for the water we use at home. Is this a good thing? </li></ul>
  19. 20. How do we get our water?
  20. 21. Water Supply
  21. 22. Water Supply in Dublin <ul><li>Most of Dublin’s water comes from Co. Wicklow. </li></ul><ul><li>A number of reservoirs have been built to store water which is then pumped to houses in Co. Dublin </li></ul>
  22. 23. Water Quality <ul><li>Water can be polluted by farming, and industrial activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Q. Why is the river quality in the Northwest of Ireland better than in the East of Ireland? </li></ul><ul><li>Q. What can be done to help ensure that water quality is improved in the East of Ireland? </li></ul>
  23. 24. Water Contamination

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