Distribution of Natural Resources | Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources

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The Distribution of Resources on Earth is a complete unit about natural resources. Students will learn that the uneven distributions of Earth's mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes. Students will learn that some natural resources are renewable and some natural resources are nonrenewable. ♻️♻♺

This resource on Natural Resources includes:

  • a suggested schedule
  • three pages of informational text
  • three maps and a chart
  • response pages
  • interactive notebook folds
  • a quiz
  • answer keys for everything

Students will learn that geoscience is the reason for the uneven distribution of mineral resources. Students will learn that some resources are renewable and other resources are nonrenewable. 

This resource is aligned with:

✅ NGSS MS-ESS3-1.

Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth's mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on how these resources are limited and typically non-renewable, and how their distributions are significantly changing as a result of removal by humans. Examples of uneven distributions of resources as a result of past processes include but are not limited to petroleum (locations of the burial of organic marine sediments and subsequent geologic traps), metal ores (locations of past volcanic and hydrothermal activity associated with subduction zones), and soil (locations of active weathering and/or deposition of rock).]

✅ Utah SEEd Standard 8.4.1

Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence that shows that the uneven distribution of Earth's mineral, energy, and groundwater resources is caused by geological processes. Examples of uneven distribution of resources could include Utah's unique geologic history that led to the formation and irregular distribution of natural resources like copper, gold, natural gas, oil shale, silver, and uranium. (ESS3.A)

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Geoscience Processes & Changing Landforms MS-ESS2-2Distribution of Resources on Earth is a complete unit on natural resources. Students will learn that the uneven distributions of Earth's mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes. Students will learn that some resources are renewable and some are nonrenewable.

This resource includes:

  • a suggested schedule
  • three pages of informational text
  • three maps and a chart
  • response pages
  • interactive notebook folds
  • a quiz
  • answer keys for everything

Students will learn that geoscience is the reason for the uneven distribution of mineral resources. Students will learn that some resources are renewable and other resources are nonrenewable. 

This resource is aligned with:

NGSS MS-ESS3-1.

Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth's mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on how these resources are limited and typically non-renewable, and how their distributions are significantly changing as a result of removal by humans. Examples of uneven distributions of resources as a result of past processes include but are not limited to petroleum (locations of the burial of organic marine sediments and subsequent geologic traps), metal ores (locations of past volcanic and hydrothermal activity associated with subduction zones), and soil (locations of active weathering and/or deposition of rock).]

Utah SEEd Standard 8.4.1

Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence that shows that the uneven distribution of Earth's mineral, energy, and groundwater resources is caused by geological processes. Examples of uneven distribution of resources could include Utah's unique geologic history that led to the formation and irregular distribution of natural resources like copper, gold, natural gas, oil shale, silver, and uranium. (ESS3.A)

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These resources are created by Lynda R. Williams at Teaching Science

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Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth’s mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes. Emphasis is on how these resources are limited and typically non-renewable, and how their distributions are significantly changing as a result of removal by humans. Examples of uneven distributions of resources as a result of past processes include but are not limited to petroleum (locations of the burial of organic marine sediments and subsequent geologic traps), metal ores (locations of past volcanic and hydrothermal activity associated with subduction zones), and soil (locations of active weathering and/or deposition of rock).

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