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Renewable or Nonrenewable? Earth's Resources Game

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: 4 - 6

Investigate the differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources with a self-checking interactive science game.

Learn About Renewable Resources with a  Self-Checking Game

Meet Dr. R.E. Newable, a resource scientist from the Department of Energy. She is out doing some field work searching for renewable and nonrenewable resources, and she needs your students’ help! Download this exciting new interactive activity and set them to work identifying everything that the doctor has discovered! 

This self-checking interactive activity is an engaging and interactive way to help your students differentiate between renewable and nonrenewable resources. Over a series of 20 slides, students will examine images and objects to determine if they are examples of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources and natural resources. Some features you will find in this presentation are:

  • Engaging, gamified learning strategies
  • Numerous examples of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources and natural resources.
  • Immediate feedback on progress
  • Opportunity to try again if needed.
  • Interactive vocabulary activity

What’s the Difference Between Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources?

Use this game to help your fourth graders and fifth graders understand the differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources, as well as renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. 

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your science lessons. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by 

  • Pair students up to read the material and provide them with an anchor chart to reference.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the download button to download the editable Google Slides resource.

This resource was created by Mike Bailey, a teacher in New York and Teach Starter Collaborator.


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