Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Sort Cards

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24 sort cards which students classify in a renewable or nonrenewable resources activity. The cards are composed of meaningful examples paired with quality images and clip art. For optimum long-term use and a one-time print, it’s recommended that the cards are printed in color, on cardstock, and laminated. There are two sets provided; one larger and the other the size of small playing cards. The student recording sheet and answer key are provided. NGSS 4-ESS3-1

There are many formats for using task cards: they can be used individually, in small groups, in whole class review activities, or in literacy or science centers. Use them to reinforce vocabulary and key concepts.


This resource is part of a Natural Resource Activity Bundle

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and that their uses affect the environment. Examples of renewable energy resources could include wind energy, water behind dams, and sunlight; non-renewable energy resources are fossil fuels and fissile materials. Examples of environmental effects could include loss of habitat due to dams, loss of habitat due to surface mining, and air pollution from burning of fossil fuels.


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