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Using Natural Resources II

Some natural resources are of these are renewable and some are non-renewable. Natural resources such as coal, petroleum (crude oil) and natural gas take thousands of years to form naturally and cannot be replaced as fast as they are being consumed. A  renewable resource is a resource which can be used repeatedly and replaced naturally. Examples include oxygen, fresh water, solar energy and biomass.


Material

Day 1 – Introduction
Day 2 – Virtual Textbook
Enrichment

Videos

3:55 Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin: Man is a Phase of Nature

4:57 Street Art Inspired by Nature | Faunagraphic | Meet My Planet | BBC

8:06 Land Use


Debate

Often, the term “urban sprawl” has a bad ring to it. That expression reinforces a view that metropolitan growth is ugly, inefficient, and the cause of traffic congestion and environmental harm. Even so, the sprawl provides families and individuals with access to lower land prices – making housing more affordable. Many workers people decide to accept longer commutes in exchange for more comfortable, lower-priced housing.

  • Position A: Urban sprawl is getting out-of-hand. Alternatives to affordability must be designed to better accommodate individuals and families in metropolitan areas.
  • Position B: Environmental and related issues attributed to urban sprawl are over-stated. There is no compelling or urgent need to address metro expansion into less expensive areas.

Instructor Resources

Standard Daily Material
  • Day 1 – Standard material – introduction day
  • Day 2 – Standard material – reading day
  • Day 3 – Standard material – make a presentation
  • Day 4 – Standard material – give a presentation
  • Extra! – Enrichment and remediation options
Other Topic Specific Resources

Special Notes

Instructor Emphasis:

  • Science & Engineering Practice: Develop and use models.
  • Cross-Cutting Concept: Energy and Matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation.