Resources of the  United States Paper in books were made from trees.  Goods that you use every day come from things we fin...
A Land of Rich Resources <ul><li>Natural resources:  things from the natural environment that people use.  </li></ul><ul><...
Natural Resources <ul><li>People use natural resources for food, fuel, shelter, and clothing. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes: ...
Renewable Resources <ul><li>Trees and other living things are renewable resources. </li></ul><ul><li>It takes a long time ...
Nonrenewable Resources <ul><li>Minerals like copper and iron, and most fuels. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Were created in the Ea...
Name three examples of nonrenewable resources. <ul><li>Minerals </li></ul><ul><li>Fuels </li></ul><ul><li>Sunlight </li></ul>
Using Natural Resources <ul><li>Rich Soil </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Farming </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Large Forests </li></ul><ul...
Energy Resources <ul><li>Fossil Fuels: an energy source formed by the remains of things that lived long ago. </li></ul><ul...
Using Resources Wisely <ul><li>If we don’t start using less, we could run out within 100 years! </li></ul><ul><li>Developi...
Using Resources Wisely Cont. <ul><li>What can you do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn off lights when you leave a room </li></u...
Our Greatest Resource <ul><li>People! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide the ideas, inventions, and the labor that help turn na...
In Summary… <ul><li>People need natural resources to live.  The United States uses natural resources to produce food and e...
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Unit 1, lesson 3

  1. 1. Resources of the United States Paper in books were made from trees. Goods that you use every day come from things we find in nature.
  2. 2. A Land of Rich Resources <ul><li>Natural resources: things from the natural environment that people use. </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable resources: things that the environment can replace after we use them. </li></ul><ul><li>Nonrenewable resources: things that nature cannot replace after they are used. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Natural Resources <ul><li>People use natural resources for food, fuel, shelter, and clothing. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes: water, animals, fish, wood, mud, animal skins, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Why do people depend on natural resources? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Renewable Resources <ul><li>Trees and other living things are renewable resources. </li></ul><ul><li>It takes a long time to replace many renewable resources. Human activities can affect this renewing process. </li></ul><ul><li>Why do we need to use renewable resources wisely? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Nonrenewable Resources <ul><li>Minerals like copper and iron, and most fuels. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Were created in the Earth’s crust millions of years ago. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sunlight </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It will give energy for billions of years. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Name three examples of nonrenewable resources. <ul><li>Minerals </li></ul><ul><li>Fuels </li></ul><ul><li>Sunlight </li></ul>
  7. 7. Using Natural Resources <ul><li>Rich Soil </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Farming </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Large Forests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wood and lumber </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seafood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drink and grow crops </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Minerals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gold, silver, copper, iron, limestone, and granite </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Energy Resources <ul><li>Fossil Fuels: an energy source formed by the remains of things that lived long ago. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coal, natural gas, and oil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is energy used for? </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Using Resources Wisely <ul><li>If we don’t start using less, we could run out within 100 years! </li></ul><ul><li>Developing new sources of energy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wind power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water power </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Using Resources Wisely Cont. <ul><li>What can you do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn off lights when you leave a room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use less water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recycle bottles, cans, and paper </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Our Greatest Resource <ul><li>People! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide the ideas, inventions, and the labor that help turn natural resources into useful products.! </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. In Summary… <ul><li>People need natural resources to live. The United States uses natural resources to produce food and energy and to make things we need and want. </li></ul>

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