Natural Resources The students should be able to identify natural resources, such as plants and animals, water, air, land, minerals, forests, and soil. By Karen Laidler Plants Animals Air Water Land and Soil Minerals Minerals are naturally occurring substances that originally came from rock, such as phosphorous, bauxite, iron, salt, gold, silver, copper, and potassium. Many minerals are essential for the healthy growth of plants and animals. Forests Forests have moderate climate, help cleanse the air and water, and house wildlife. They also provide thousands of wood products and related jobs. Activity-Walk around the school and playground and answer the following. I saw _______________________. ____________________ is a part of nature. One thing that I saw that was made by people is ________________. The natural resource or resources from which this thing was made are ____________________. Natural Resources Chart Natural Resource Animals Land and Soil Minerals Water Plants Forests Air Object Made by People, Using This Resource We are running out of these natural resources! What can we do to help?? Reuse- Recycle-Use trash bins to recycle plastic, paper and cans. Reduce-Don’t use so much Activity Design a poster to show how we can help save natural resources.