# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Introduction to Agriscience Task 252001340

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Define the term natural resources.


Definition 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.

Process/Skill Questions

  • 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.
  1. Identify word origins and derivations.
  2. Use roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to expand vocabulary.
  3. Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words.
  4. Identify and analyze the construction and impact of figurative language.
  5. Use word-reference materials.
  6. 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.
  1. Skim materials using text features such as type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information.
  2. Identify main idea.
  3. Summarize supporting details.
  4. Create an objective summary including main idea and supporting details.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences based on explicit and implied information.
  6. Identify the author’s organizational pattern(s).
  7. Identify transitional words and phrases that signal an author’s organizational pattern.
  8. Differentiate between fact and opinion.
  9. Identify cause and effect relationships.
  10. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  11. 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
  1. fossil fuels, minerals, rocks, water, and vegetation;
  2. advantages and disadvantages of various energy sources;
  3. resources found in Virginia; and
  4. environmental costs and benefits.