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Renewable or Nonrenewable? Earth's Resources Task Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 9 pages | Grades: 4 - 6

Identify natural resources and Earth’s energy sources with a set of 24 renewable and nonrenewable resource task cards.

Types of Renewable Resources for Kids

Do your students understand the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources? In a nutshell, renewable resources can be easily replenished by the Earth. Examples of renewable energy sources include wind, solar, and hydropower. On the other hand, nonrenewable resources include coal, fossil fuels, and oil.

Teach Starter has created a set of task cards that your students can use to help them identify and determine the advantages/disadvantages of different energy sources and natural resources found on Earth.

Types of Question Include:

  1. Given an image, identify whether the object shown is a renewable or nonrenewable energy source.
  2. Given an image, determine whether a natural resource is renewable or nonrenewable.
  3. Determine and discuss the positive and negative effects of alternative energy sources.
  4. When given two options, determine which option is better or worse for the environment.

Through this activity, students will show they can determine if something is a renewable or nonrenewable energy source or natural resource.

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


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