Pollution and Conservation Study Guide Know these vocabulary words natural resource – a material that is found in nature and that is used by living things renewable resource – a resource that can be replaced quickly nonrenewable resource – a resource that, when it is used up, will not exist again during a human lifetime pollution – harmful material that is added to the environment conservation – the saving of resources by using them wisely reduce – to use less of a resource reuse – to use a resource again and again recycle – to reuse a resource by breaking it down and making a new product Be able to answer the following questions: Use your science book chapter 8. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. What type of resource is a tree? What type of resource is gasoline? Name a way to cut down on pollution. Planting trees is an example of what? Name at least 3 materials that can be recycled. What type of runoff can pollute water? Why is it more important to conserve water in the desert than in an environment with a lake? 8. Describe the sequence in which a soda bottle is recycled. 9. Why is it important to protect renewable resources? 10. Why is it important to reduce the use of nonrenewable resources? 11. Explain how water can be reused.