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Match It Up! Natural Resources – Worksheet

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 2 pages | Grades: 3

Match natural resources with how they are used with the help of this worksheet.

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What is a natural resource? How are they used? Natural resources are materials or substances that are formed naturally and can be used for a specific purpose. Natural resources may be renewable or nonrenewable. This worksheet will help students determine how natural resources are useful to create products and materials that we need. 

This science worksheet encourages students to think about different resources and their uses. Students will draw a line from each natural resource to show the progression of how it is used. For example, we use trees for wood, which is then used to build houses.

An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!  

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

For students who need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to list additional natural resources and how they are used in our everyday lives.

For students who may need additional support, encourage them to reference previous lessons, assignments, or anchor charts to support them with the worksheet. Additionally, students could work backward (right to left) if that is helpful for them. 

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Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete. 

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardstock and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them. 

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks. 

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This resource was created by Melissa McLaren, a teacher in Massachusetts and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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