Have fun exploring the earth's natural resources with kids!
Learning about the earth's natural resources is as easy as taking a walk and talking about what you observe together!
What is a natural resource? The earth is made of different materials, including rocks, sand, soil, and water. These resources come from the earth and can be used for different purposes. They also have observable properties that we can classify and explore.
Here are some points to ponder:
Rocks, sand, soil, and water are examples of natural resources.
Natural resources are things that people use that come from the earth.
Natural resources can be conserved.
How will I know my child has met this first-grade science standard?
My child can compare the properties of earth materials including rocks, sand, soils, and water.
My child can use a map or model to show water distributed on land such as oceans, rivers & streams, or lakes & ponds.
My child can classify bodies of water such as oceans and rivers.
My child can answer questions about how the movement of water can change the shape of land.
My child can summarize how natural resources are used in different ways such as soil and water grow plants, rocks can be used to build roads and buildings, and sand is used to make glass.
My child can explain how natural resources can be conserved such as recycling, replanting trees, reducing the use of plastic, etc.
Check out this Crash Course Kids video that explains the questions, what is a natural resource?
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Books to Read:
The titles below will help you and your child explore and discuss natural resources. Want us to pull books for you? Contact us at 803-799-9084 and request to have books sent to your nearest Richland Library location.