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Natural resources

  1. 1. How can people use natural resources responsibly?
  2. 2. You are walking through a lush forest. A soft cushion of needles keeps your foot steps silent. You smell the trees. You hear chipmunks in the branches. Birds dart back and forth. This is a beautiful place. But the trees may soon be cut down for lumber and paper. Can we keep our forests and still have the products we need?
  3. 3. Natural resources are living things from the Earth that living things need. Trees are an example of natural resources. Trees are also an example of a renewable resource. Renewable resources are resources that can be replaced in a fairly short time.
  4. 4. A nonrenewable resource is a resource that cannot be replaced. Many natural resources come from below the ground. Miners dig into the ground to get rocks called ores.
  5. 5. Ores contain metals and other minerals that people use. Copper, iron, and aluminum are some useful metals. Hematite is an ore that contains the metal iron.
  6. 6. Hematite is an ore that contains iron. Coal forms from plants that live many years ago.
  7. 7. Some natural resources are not used up. Plants need sunlight, air, and water to grow. We need air to breathe and water to drink. These resources are not used up. Sunlight, air, and water are always available.
  8. 8. When people walk instead of riding in a car, they save fuel. When they choose products that have less packaging, they save paper and plastic. There is less garbage. Saving in these ways is called conservation. Conservation is the wise use of natural resources so that people do not waste them or use them up. Conservation is the wise use of natural resources so that people do not waste them or use them up.
  9. 9. Water from homes is filtered through sand in ponds like these in Florida. Farmers use the recycled water for their orange trees.
  10. 10. Click on the star with the correct answer Click on the star with the correct answer
  11. 11. ConservationConservation Natural Resources Natural Resources Nonrenewabl e resource Nonrenewabl e resource renewable resource renewable resourceConservationConservation RecyclingRecycling Trees, iron ore, water, and air are each a _____.
  12. 12. ConservationConservation Natural Resources Natural Resources Nonrenewabl e resource Nonrenewabl e resource renewable resource renewable resourceConservationConservation RecyclingRecycling A natural resource that can be replaced in a fairly short period of time is a ______.
  13. 13. ConservationConservation Natural Resources Natural Resources Nonrenewabl e resource Nonrenewabl e resource renewable resource renewable resourceConservationConservation RecyclingRecycling A resource that cannot be replaced once it is used up is a ______.
  14. 14. ConservationConservation Natural Resources Natural Resources Nonrenewabl e resource Nonrenewabl e resource renewable resource renewable resourceConservationConservation RecyclingRecycling The saving and wise use of Earth’s resources is called ______.

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