What is a Natural Resource?

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Published on September 20, 2022 by

Availability of natural resources is very important for survival of life on Earth. In this video, the students will learn about natural resources and their types. Natural resources include anything in nature that can be utilized by living things. Two broad categories of these resources include renewable resources and non-renewable resources. Renewable resources are resources which can replenish themselves, such as water, plants, and animals. But most of the natural resources are limited. This brings us to non-renewable resources, which do not replenish themselves or take a long time to do so. Another way to classify natural resources depends on whether they have never-ending supply – perpetual resources, or limited supply – non-perpetual resources. Examples of perpetual resources include wind, tidal and solar energy. While a classic example of non-perpetual resources are fossil fuels. We cannot survive without natural resources. So, we must save them!     

This video satisfies the 4-ESS3-1 requirement of fourth-grade science proficiency.

Students who demonstrate understanding can: 4-ESS3-1. Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.

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