Our Earth’s Resources
We use things the
Earth gives us to help us live better lives.
A resource is something that we can get from the earth over and over again
Examples of resources are:
We use resources to make things and to grow things we need
Examples of things we use:
Water to drink and grow plants for food, shelter, and clothing
Soil to grow plants for food, shelter, and clothing
Rocks for building and jewelry
Metals to make cans, building parts, and jewelry
Sand to make glass
Oil to make plastics and gasoline
In order to make resources last, we must take care of them
Resources can be:
Renewable – grow over time, like trees
Nonrenewable – we can never get more, like aluminum
Inexhaustible – we will never run out, like air or water, BUT it can be ruined by pollution
So, we must
REDUCE how much we use
REUSE what we can
RECYCLE whatever we can
In order to help our Earth be able to keep providing for our needs.
Save our Natural Resources!