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Chapter 5.1 Natural Resources

Objectives

  1. Learn about natural resources.
  2. Investigate energy.
  3. Learn how to identify the main idea of a paragraph.

Prior Knowledge

  1. Discussion: Are there objects in this room that are in their natural form?
  2. Discussion: What are some raw materials used to make the manufactured objects in this room?

Guided Instruction

  1. Paragraph Round Read: What Are Natural Resources? (pp. 114-17)

Guided Practice

    1. What are natural resources?
    2. What are renewable resources?
    3. What are some examples of renewable resources?
    4. Study the map on p. 115. What are some of the things that the natural resources shown might be used for? Give at least three examples of finished products and the natural resources used to make them.
    5. Look at the third paragraph on p. 115. Write the sentence that states the main idea of the paragraph.
    6. Study the map on p. 115. Find the United States on the map, and identify the natural resources shown on the map that the United States lacks.
    7. Based on your answer to the previous question, how do you think the lack of these resources in the United States affects its trade with other countries?
    8. What are living resources?
    9. Define nonrenewable resources and list examples.
    10. How does recycling help conserve nonrenewable resources?
    11. What are examples of fossil fuels?

Independent Practice

  1. Reading Check: What is the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources?
  2. Outline: What Are Natural Resources?

Guided Instruction

  1. Paragraph Round Read: A Special Resource: Energy (pp. 117-19)

Guided Practice

    1. Name some different sources of energy.
    2. How is energy used to make use of other natural resources?
    3. Do you think that coal is a recyclable, renewable, or nonrenewable resource, and why?
    4. Study the second paragraph on p. 118. Name two countries that can sell oil.
    5. Study the second paragraph on p. 118. Name two countries that must buy energy.
    6. List six alternatives to fossil fuels.
    7. Study the graph on p. 118. What are the names of at least three countries that consume more petroleum than they produce?
    8. Study the graph on p. 118. Which of the countries on this graph have to buy almost all of their oil?
    9. Study the graph on p. 118. Which country buys the most oil?
    10. List some methods of conserving energy from your textbook.
    11. List some methods of conserving energy at home or at school that are not in your textbook.
    12. Look at the picture on p. 119. What type of energy heats this pool?

Independent Practice

  1. Reading Check: Why do some countries have to import energy?
  2. Outline: A Special Resource: Energy

Assessment

  1. Chapter 5.1 Assessment
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