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Do you need to teach about Distribution of Natural Resources on Earth? Students will learn that the uneven distributions of Earth’s mineral, energy, and groundwater resources result from past and current geoscience processes. Students will learn that some natural resources are renewable and some natural resources are nonrenewable. ♻️♻♺

This resource on the Distribution of Natural Resources includes:

  • a suggested schedule
  • three pages of informational text
  • three maps and a chart
  • response pages
  • interactive notebook folds
  • a quiz
  • answer keys for everything

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A wonderful resource for teaching about the distribution of natural resources. I think it is well-aligned to the standard for middle school science and the information is presented in a way that the students understand.

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This is a wonderful resource. It really helped my students understand the concepts and was aligned well with the standards. Great resource!

Students will learn that geoscience is the reason for the uneven distribution of mineral resources. Students will learn that some resources are renewable and other resources are nonrenewable.

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Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth’s mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on how these resources are limited and typically non-renewable, and how their distributions are significantly changing as a result of removal by humans. Examples of uneven distributions of resources as a result of past processes include but are not limited to petroleum (locations of the burial of organic marine sediments and subsequent geologic traps), metal ores (locations of past volcanic and hydrothermal activity associated with subduction zones), and soil (locations of active weathering and/or deposition of rock).]

✅ Utah SEEd Standard 8.4.1

Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence that shows that the uneven distribution of Earth’s mineral, energy, and groundwater resources is caused by geological processes. Examples of uneven distribution of resources could include Utah’s unique geologic history that led to the formation and irregular distribution of natural resources like copper, gold, natural gas, oil shale, silver, and uranium. (ESS3.A)

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