social studies, home economics, math
What are natural resources, and why are they important?
To identify how many resources are used to produce an item and
why each resource is so important.
pencil, bicycle or picture of one
an object that youth are familiar with to explore how many resources
are used to make it. Youth should realize that everything is
made from a natural resource. Example: pencil, house, bicycle,
Take an item that you are familiar with and list all the raw
materials needed to produce it.
Example: Bike - aluminum (bauxite);
steel; plastic; rubber