Natural Resources : Vital and Invaluable ©2009  abcteach.com   ©2009  abcteach.com
Forests A forest is any area with a lot of trees. There are forests all over the world. The type of forest varies dependin...
Forests Forests occur naturally, but they can be affected positively and negatively by human behavior. If a forest is care...
Forests Forests serve as home to many of the organisms that live on the land. Forests are also very important because they...
Questions About Forests 1. What is a forest? 2. Where can forests be found? 3. Are forests a renewable resource? 4. How ca...
Answers to Forests 1. What is a forest? A forest is an area with a lot of trees. 2. Where can forests be found? Forests ca...
Answers to Forests 5. In what ways are forests a good source  of energy? It can be renewable. 6. What are the disadvantage...
Fossil Fuels Fossil fuels take millions of years to form. They are the product of the fossilized remains of dead plants an...
Fossil Fuels Fossil fuels are arguably one of the most valuable natural resources in modern times. It is estimated that 86...
Fossil Fuels Because fossil fuels take so long to form, they are being consumed faster than they can be produced. Fossil f...
Questions About  Fossil Fuels <ul><li>What creates or causes fossil fuels? </li></ul><ul><li>2. Where can fossil fuels be ...
Answers to  Fossil Fuels 1. What creates or causes fossil fuels? Fossil fuels are the product of the fossilized  remains o...
Answers about  Fossil Fuels 5. In what ways are fossil fuels a good    source of energy? They are currently producing 86% ...
Solar  Energy The sun is the closest star to Earth. It brings heat and light to the world. Some areas of the world, such a...
Solar Energy The sun shines naturally but it is not affected by human activity. It cannot be used up. However, its intensi...
Solar Energy The sun’s rays are used for energy by organisms that undergo photosynthesis. Nearly every organism on the pla...
Solar  Energy We can use solar power in simple (facing the sun to get warm, using greenhouses to grow food, etc.) and more...
Questions About    Solar Energy 1. What creates or causes solar  energy? 2. Where can solar energy be  found? 3. Is solar ...
Answers to Solar Energy 1. What creates or causes solar  energy? Solar energy comes from the sun. 2. Where can solar energ...
Answers on Solar Energy 5. In what ways is solar energy a  good source of energy? It is renewable, it doesn’t cause  pollu...
Wind Wind is caused by the uneven heating of the atmosphere. Some areas of the world, such as costal regions, have more wi...
Wind The wind blows naturally – it is not caused by human activity, and it cannot be used up. The power of the wind drives...
Wind Wind power does not make greenhouse gas emissions. It does not directly cause pollution. However, critics of wind pow...
Questions About  Wind 1. What creates or causes wind? 2. Where can wind be found? 3. Is wind a renewable resource? 4. How ...
Answers to  Wind 1. What creates or causes wind? Wind is caused by the uneven heating of the  atmosphere. 2. Where can win...
Answers to  Wind  (cont.) 5. In what ways is wind a good source of energy? It doesn’t cause pollution and it is renewable....
Related Material <ul><li> Natural Resources Posters </li></ul><ul><li> Classroom Makeover: Amazon Rain Forest </li></ul><u...
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  1. 1. Natural Resources : Vital and Invaluable ©2009 abcteach.com ©2009 abcteach.com
  2. 2. Forests A forest is any area with a lot of trees. There are forests all over the world. The type of forest varies depending on the location of the forest: for example, there are tropical rain forests, coniferous forests, and deciduous forests. ©2009 abcteach.com
  3. 3. Forests Forests occur naturally, but they can be affected positively and negatively by human behavior. If a forest is carefully replanted and allowed to grow, it can exist in balance. If the forest is cut down faster than it can grow back, then it will be used up quickly. ©2009 abcteach.com
  4. 4. Forests Forests serve as home to many of the organisms that live on the land. Forests are also very important because they are major contributors to recycling and cleaning the world supply of oxygen. Forests also provide wood, which is useful both as a construction material and as a fuel source. ©2009 abcteach.com
  5. 5. Questions About Forests 1. What is a forest? 2. Where can forests be found? 3. Are forests a renewable resource? 4. How can forests be used as an energy source? 5. In what ways are forests a good source of energy? 6. What are the disadvantages to using forests as a source of energy? 7. How do you use the resource of forests in your life, if at all? ©2009 abcteach.com
  6. 6. Answers to Forests 1. What is a forest? A forest is an area with a lot of trees. 2. Where can forests be found? Forests can be found all over the world. 3. Are forests a renewable resource? Yes, if they are carefully replanted and allowed to grow. If it is cut down faster than it can grow, then it is not renewable. 4. How can forests be used as an energy source? The wood can be burned for fuel. ©2009 abcteach.com
  7. 7. Answers to Forests 5. In what ways are forests a good source of energy? It can be renewable. 6. What are the disadvantages to using forests as a source of energy? It pollutes; cutting down trees takes away animal homes and affects the oxygen in the world. 7. How do you use the resource of forests in your life, if at all? Answers will vary. ©2009 abcteach.com
  8. 8. Fossil Fuels Fossil fuels take millions of years to form. They are the product of the fossilized remains of dead plants and animals that have been exposed to the heat and pressure deep within the earth’s crust. There are many types of fossil fuels, such as petroleum (gasoline), natural gas, and coal. ©2009 abcteach.com
  9. 9. Fossil Fuels Fossil fuels are arguably one of the most valuable natural resources in modern times. It is estimated that 86 percent of the world’s energy comes directly from burning fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are the source of energy for almost every machine, including the generators that produce electric energy. ©2009 abcteach.com
  10. 10. Fossil Fuels Because fossil fuels take so long to form, they are being consumed faster than they can be produced. Fossil fuels are a major contributor to air pollution because when they are burned they release many dangerous gases such as nitrogen dioxide, methane, and carbon dioxide. ©2009 abcteach.com
  11. 11. Questions About Fossil Fuels <ul><li>What creates or causes fossil fuels? </li></ul><ul><li>2. Where can fossil fuels be found? </li></ul><ul><li>3. Are fossil fuels a renewable resource? </li></ul><ul><li>4. How can fossil fuels be used as an energy source? </li></ul><ul><li>5. In what ways are fossil fuels a good source of energy? </li></ul><ul><li>6. What are the disadvantages to using fossil fuels as a source of energy? </li></ul><ul><li>7. How do you use the resource of fossil fuels in your life, if at all? </li></ul>©2009 abcteach.com
  12. 12. Answers to Fossil Fuels 1. What creates or causes fossil fuels? Fossil fuels are the product of the fossilized remains of dead plants and animals that have been exposed to the heat and pressure. 2. Where can fossil fuels be found? They are found deep within the earth’s crust. 3. Are fossil fuels a renewable resource? No. Theoretically they are, but as they take so long to form they cannot possibly be replaced at the rate they are consumed. 4. How can fossil fuels be used as an energy source? They are burned to create energy. ©2009 abcteach.com
  13. 13. Answers about Fossil Fuels 5. In what ways are fossil fuels a good source of energy? They are currently producing 86% of the world’s energy. 6. What are the disadvantages to using fossil fuels as a source of energy? They pollute, they are not renewable. 7. How do you use the resource of fossil fuels in your life, if at all? Answers will vary. ©2009 abcteach.com
  14. 14. Solar Energy The sun is the closest star to Earth. It brings heat and light to the world. Some areas of the world, such as those closest to the equator, have more sun than others. ©2009 abcteach.com
  15. 15. Solar Energy The sun shines naturally but it is not affected by human activity. It cannot be used up. However, its intensity varies with the seasons, and it is not available at night. ©2009 abcteach.com
  16. 16. Solar Energy The sun’s rays are used for energy by organisms that undergo photosynthesis. Nearly every organism on the planet gets energy through photosynthesis, directly or indirectly. There are also ways that people can utilize the energy that the sun provides. ©2009 abcteach.com
  17. 17. Solar Energy We can use solar power in simple (facing the sun to get warm, using greenhouses to grow food, etc.) and more complex (solar panels for heating) ways. ©2009 abcteach.com
  18. 18. Questions About Solar Energy 1. What creates or causes solar energy? 2. Where can solar energy be found? 3. Is solar energy a renewable resource? 4. How can solar energy be used as an energy source? 5. In what ways is solar energy a good source of energy? 6. What are the disadvantages to using solar energy as a source of energy? 7. How do you use the resource of solar energy in your life, if at all? ©2009 abcteach.com
  19. 19. Answers to Solar Energy 1. What creates or causes solar energy? Solar energy comes from the sun. 2. Where can solar energy be found? It can be found anywhere on Earth, in greater concentration closer to the equator. 3. Is solar energy a renewable resource? Yes, it cannot be used up. 4. How can solar energy be used as an energy source? It can be used for warmth, for light, and via solar panels to generate electricity. ©2009 abcteach.com
  20. 20. Answers on Solar Energy 5. In what ways is solar energy a good source of energy? It is renewable, it doesn’t cause pollution. 6. What are the disadvantages to using solar power as a source of energy? It doesn’t work at night. 7. How do you use the resource of solar energy in your life, if at all? Answers will vary. ©2009 abcteach.com
  21. 21. Wind Wind is caused by the uneven heating of the atmosphere. Some areas of the world, such as costal regions, have more wind than others because the terrain of the area is relatively flat and has few obstacles to block the wind from blowing. ©2009 abcteach.com
  22. 22. Wind The wind blows naturally – it is not caused by human activity, and it cannot be used up. The power of the wind drives sailboats. It has been used to power windmills that grind grain. Windmills can also use the circular movement of the blades to turn a turbine. This is increasingly used as a means of generating electricity. ©2009 abcteach.com
  23. 23. Wind Wind power does not make greenhouse gas emissions. It does not directly cause pollution. However, critics of wind power say a large number of windmills could cause problems for animals, especially migratory birds. Some people think the windmills are unattractive. ©2009 abcteach.com
  24. 24. Questions About Wind 1. What creates or causes wind? 2. Where can wind be found? 3. Is wind a renewable resource? 4. How can wind be used as an energy source? 5. In what ways is wind a good source of energy? 6. What are the disadvantages to using wind as a source of energy? 7. How do you use the resource of wind in your life, if at all? ©2009 abcteach.com
  25. 25. Answers to Wind 1. What creates or causes wind? Wind is caused by the uneven heating of the atmosphere. 2. Where can wind be found? It can be found everywhere, though it is greater in coastal regions and other relatively flat terrains. 3. Is wind a renewable resource? Yes, because it cannot be used up. 4. How can wind be used as an energy source? Wind can power windmills to power turbines to make electricity. ©2009 abcteach.com
  26. 26. Answers to Wind (cont.) 5. In what ways is wind a good source of energy? It doesn’t cause pollution and it is renewable. 6. What are disadvantages to using wind as a source of energy? It could hurt some animals and some people think the windmills are ugly. 7. How do you use the resource of wind in your life, if at all? Answers will vary. ©2009 abcteach.com
  27. 27. Related Material <ul><li> Natural Resources Posters </li></ul><ul><li> Classroom Makeover: Amazon Rain Forest </li></ul><ul><li>Color Your Own: Pinwheels </li></ul><ul><li>Create Your Own Sun Stories </li></ul>** Microsoft Office may display a default warning about downloading materials. The above links are from abcteach.com and are safe. Please Note : Links open in Slide Show . If you are in edit/creating mode you will need to “right click” the links below. Select “ Open Hyperlink” . PERMISSON: This PowerPoint is for home, classroom, or school use only. It cannot be distributed, placed on a website, or duplicated for commercial use. For additional permission please contact [email_address] . ©2009 abcteach.com

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