Presentation on theme: "Our Michigan Adventure Chapter 6 Using Nature’s Gifts Designed by Kimberly Seymour, MA, CCC-SLP Pictures are courtesy of Google Images."— Presentation transcript:
Our Michigan Adventure Chapter 6 Using Nature’s Gifts Designed by Kimberly Seymour, MA, CCC-SLP Pictures are courtesy of Google Images
Nature’s gifts to Michigan are it’s……Natural Resources Valuable materials that are made from nature, not man are called……. Natural Resources
Here are some of Michigan’s Natural Resources: Copper Iron Ore Salt Oil Coal Natural Gas Limestone Lumber
The Great Lakes are also a natural resource! The Great Lakes were formed from ……. Glaciers scooped out the soft places in the ground. When the glaciers began to __________, the Great Lakes were formed!
Dirt from the melted glaciers ended up in the…… Southern Lower Peninsula The dirt was rich soil, so it was good for ____________. farming
Upper Peninsula Name the 2 parts of our State: Lower Peninsula
Upper Peninsula Lower Peninsula Lansing Detroit Keeweenaw Peninsula What Natural Resources do we find here? Marquette Iron Copper Grand Rapids
Copper is good for plumbing and carrying electricity. Some things copper is made into is: Copper wire to carry electricity Copper pipes to carry water
Iron comes from Iron Ore. Iron makes steel. Steel is very strong. Some things steel is made into is: Steel structures for buildings Steel is used in cars and pots
Limestone is a rock found in the Lower Peninsula. Limestone is made of shells and sand. Some things Limestone or sand can be made into is….
Lumbering is….Cutting down trees. Lumbering was such a big industry in mid-Michigan, Many immigrants came to Michigan. An immigrant is..A person who moves from one country to work in another country. Many immigrants moved to cities like Saginaw, Muskegon and Bay City to work in sawmills.
Rivers were important to early lumbering because…. * Logs float. * The logs could float to saw mills * Saw mills were built along river banks
Michigan trees did not last as long as people thought they would because……. new saws that cut wood faster “Big Wheels”, so logs could be moved in the summer or winter (rivers did not move logs in the winter because they froze partially) people invented things to cut and move the lumber faster. People invented:
Lumber was a big industry in Michigan. Lumber companies Cut down too many trees, without thinking about it. One of the few places in Michigan that still has original pine trees, which are very tall, is……..
What gifts did nature provide Michigan? How did the gifts help Michigan grow and develop? Which peninsula has the most valuable natural resources? Explain why.