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Types of Resources (K-4)

* Resources are things we get from the living and nonliving environment to meet the needs and wants of a population.  * Some resources are basic materials, such as air, water, and soil; some are produced from basic resources, such as food, fuel, and building materials; and some resources are nonmaterial, such as quiet places, beauty, security, and safety.  * The supply of many resources can be extended through recycling and decreased use.  (NSES, 1996)

In the rectangle above, you will find the fundamental concepts and principles that underlie this standard. Below you will find a list of recommended "learning tools" for this standard. Just click the links within the descriptions. Numbers are for reference only. Use our "Tell a Friend" feature, at the bottom,  to send this page to a friend! 


Kilo-What? comes to us from Southern CompanyThis “learning tool” provides an introduction to electricity and power plants. Of particular interest are the flash animations of three types of power plants (hydro, nuclear, and fossil fuel) that can be accessed on the right-hand side of the page.


How can we use our energy more wisely? Hog Busters is a great "learning tool" to start with. Students navigate through a series of events that help them learn how to conserve energy. This clever and fun web site is produced by the Alliance to Save Energy.


Students learn how to clean our water with this wonderful simulation entitled Water Treatment. After a short introductory video students must determine just the right amount of everything to clean their water! This interactive was produced by Wonderville and the groundbreaking pioneers of science education at  Science Alberta.


Join  National Geographic and learn about Wind Energy in this wonderful interactive. This site is very easy to follow, especially for young users, as they learn about wind turbines and where wind comes from.  This “learning tool” comes to us from the  National Geographic, their Education Site is a great place to explore.


Sunsite Funsite is a "learning tool" which comes to us from the Tuscon Electric Power Company. These simple, elegantly designed animations explore Solar Energy, Chemical Energy, Photovoltaics and more. Shockwave is required for these animations.




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