Types of Resources The environment is the air, water, and land that surrounds you –What is the environment like in Key West? A big city? Natural resources are the materials found in nature that people use –What natural resources do you use every day? Examples: soil, trees, oil –Nonrenewable resources vs. renewable resources
HMMMM.... What do you think nonrenewable resources are? Break it down... Nonrenewable? Resource?
NONRENEWABLE RESOURCES A nonrenewable resource is a natural resource that cannot be remade, regrown, or replaced in our lifetime.
COAL, PETROLEUM, & GAS Coal, petroleum, and natural gas are considered nonrenewable because they can not be replenished in a short period of time. We also know these as fossil fuels.
Minerals Minerals are nonrenewable materials found in the earth that do not come from plants and animals SilverIron OreZinc CopperGoldQuartz LimestoneLeadGranite MagnesiumGems Construction and heating Electrical wires, computer chips, jewelry Steel production (iron ore) for buildings and manufacturing
SO.... If nonrenewable resources are resources that cannot be replaced in our lifetime, then what are renewable resources?
RENEWABLE RESOURCES Renewable resources are natural resources that can be replenished in a short period of time. ● Solar ● Geothermal ● Wind ● Biomass ● Water
Soooo … What are the differences between nonrenewable and renewable natural resources?
CONSEQUENCES & SOLUTIONS Pollution – materials that dirty the air, water, and soil Conservation – planned, careful use of natural resources –1935 Natural Resources Conservation Services set up by the U.S. government to help manage the use of resources in the United States Conservation lands cannot be used for human activities Bureau of Land Management helps protect certain public lands from development