Curriculum Resources
Take learning to the next level and transform the way you teach with a vast library of ready-to-use, standards-aligned, adaptable curriculum resources. The resources listed below are either available with an Online Learning Subscription which allows you to instruct, assess and track student performance or as individual hands-on classroom resources which can be purchased. Choose from Multimedia Lessons, Curriculum Mastery Games, Flip Charts, Visual Learning Guides, Flash Cards, Vocabulary Cards, and Curriculum Modules available on our online store. PREMIUM ONLINE LEARNING SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS
  • Select By Standard
  • BROWSE CURRICULUM
    • General Science
    • Life Science / Biology
    • Human Body
    • Earth Science
    • Physical Science
    • Chemistry
    • Math
    • Language Arts
    • Social Studies
 

Natural Resources

Social Studies, Grade 3

Back
 

Study Guide

Provides a quick overview of the topic selected!

Flash Cards

Practice and review the topic selected with illustrated flash cards!

Quiz

Assess students’ understanding of the topic selected!

Worksheets

Print illustrated worksheets!

Games

Engage students with interactive games.

Study Guide Natural Resources Social Studies, Grade 3

1
/
3
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION Natural Resources are useful resources that come from the earth and sky and help humans live on Earth. Air is all around us. It has the oxygen we need to breath. Water is one of the most important natural resources. Our Earth is almost 70% water. We need water to drink. We use water for washing, fishing and recreation. Every drop of water on the Earth is renewable. The Sun is the closest star to our Earth. It is a natural resource that provides us with light and heat. Its gravity keeps the Earth in orbit. Soil is the land we live upon. It is the rocks and dirt that make up the Earth. We need soil to grow all crops. Forests are the trees that grow on the Earth. They clean the air and make the oxygen we need to breath. They provide us with wood to build and make products such as paper. Forests provide homes for wildlife and keep the soil from eroding. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Fossil fuels such as natural gas and oil are natural resources created and stored deep within the Earth. We use them for fuel, heat, and manufacturing. Ores and minerals are natural resources in the Earth such as copper, gold, salt, silver. Renewable resources can be replaced in a short time. Water is constantly replaced in the natural cycle of evaporation, condensation, precipitation and run-off. But pollution and wasting of water makes it very costly to let the natural water cycle continue. Forests are a renewable resource, but they are being consumed much faster than they are being replaced. Soil is renewable if efforts are made to care for it. In some places, the soil has been depleted of all necessary nutrients to support growth. Nonrenewable resources take millions of years to replace or cannot be replaced at all. Oil is non-renewable. Conservation is the care and protection of land, water, air, plants and animals. To conserve means to use natural resources carefully to make them last for future generations. National Parks have been established by our government to conserve scenic, scientific, and historical land. Yellowstone National Park was dedicated in 1872. It is more than 2 million acres in the states of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Everglades is a National Park in Florida. It has over 1 million acres of land and water. The Grand Canyon is a National Park in Arizona. The Great Smoky Mountains is a park in Tennessee and North Carolina. Acadia National Park is on the coast of Maine. There are more national parks in several regions of the US. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Wildlife refuges are places where animals and plants are protected by law. Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. The first Earth Day in 1970 was a day to clean up litter, conserve energy, and think of ways to protect the environment. Recycling means to reuse products made from natural resources. In many states, people pay a nickel or dime deposit on cans and bottles. Instead of being thrown away, they can be returned to the store to get the deposit back. Then they can be used to make new cans and bottles. Many people recycle newspaper and cardboard so that it can be recycled. New trees do not have to be cut down to make more paper products. Try this! Look in the trash basket in your classroom or home. What do you see that could be recycled? © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
© Copyright 2012-2018 NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Notice * Terms of Use