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.
Day 1 – Introduction
- Student Work Packet – topic 39
Day 2 – Virtual Textbook
- Read Physical 39 – Hydrocarbons
- Read Physical 39 – Minerals
- Read Physical 39 – Vegetation
- Read Physical 39 – Urban Sprawl Pros and Cons
- Write a letter 39 – Using Natural Resources II
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
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.
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
- Science & Engineering Practice: Develop and use models.
- Cross-Cutting Concept: Energy and Matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation.