COSM

Non-renewable Resources

Activity Summary
Two different items are placed in a paper bag to represent nonrenewable resources; one being something the students will like (candy) and an undesirable object like paper clips. There are enough items so that each student can withdraw 2 items from the bag (roughly half candy and half paper clips). The bag is then passed around the classroom with the rule that each student
must take any 2 items from the bag.

Grade Levels
9-12

Learning Objectives
1. Explain the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources
2. Explain the importance of conserving natural resources.

Lesson Materials (view or download)
Lesson Plan

Keywords
nonrenewable, renewable, natural resources

Last updated: 3/3/2015

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