Lesson Plan

Natural Resources

Without natural resources, our world would be a very different place. Help your class understand the importance of water, plants, and soil with this exploratory science lesson.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to define a natural resource. Students will be able to identify the main natural resources present in the Earth.


(5 minutes)
Plant ResourcesSoil ResourcesWater ResourcesNatural Resources Word Find
  • To begin the lesson, ask your students to tell you the first thing they think of when they hear each of these words: plant, water, soil.
  • Ask your class is anyone knows what a natural resource is. Encourage your students to make educated guesses.
  • Once the class has come up with a few answers, explain that a natural resource is a substance found in the Earth naturally.