Define the term natural resources.
DefinitionDefinition should include the following characteristics:
- They occur naturally on the earth.
- They are part of the environment.
- They are part of the food chain.
- They are used to improve human life.
- They are a source of recreation.
- How are natural resources used in society?
- How are natural resources used in your community?
- What role does natural resources have in your life?
- What implications does the food chain/food web have regarding natural resources?
- What is a natural resource you have personally used in your life?
- What is an example of how a natural resource has benefited our ancestors?
- What are natural resources?
- What is sustainable resource use?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read and determine the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts.
- Identify word origins and derivations.
- Use roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to expand vocabulary.
- Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words.
- Identify and analyze the construction and impact of figurative language.
- Use word-reference materials.
- Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.
- Skim materials using text features such as type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information.
- Identify main idea.
- Summarize supporting details.
- Create an objective summary including main idea and supporting details.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences based on explicit and implied information.
- Identify the author’s organizational pattern(s).
- Identify transitional words and phrases that signal an author’s organizational pattern.
- Differentiate between fact and opinion.
- Identify cause and effect relationships.
- Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
- Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
The student will investigate and understand the differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources. Key concepts include
- fossil fuels, minerals, rocks, water, and vegetation;
- advantages and disadvantages of various energy sources;
- resources found in Virginia; and
- environmental costs and benefits.