TOPIC: Human Reliance on Natural Resources
CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
GRADE LEVELS: 6-8
You are working late in your laboratory with a team of scientists brainstorming how to help the world move towards renewable resources to provide energy and power. You are in the middle of a discussion about how we must slowly eliminate the use of non-renewable sources to successfully move towards renewable resources. All of a sudden, you notice a letter slipped under the door. “Hello again, my friends. I do agree that our planet needs to move towards renewable energy sources rather than rely on so many non-renewable natural resources. I have a plan! I have compiled the world’s supply of coal and I’m going to destroy it all in 40 minutes. Then we will have to find different sources. Stop me if you dare! -Dr. Strange I. Deas”
DIRECTION: RIGHT - DOWN - LEFT – UP - LEFT
COLOR: RED - BLUE - YELLOW - PURPLE - GREEN
SHAPE: CIRCLE - DIAMOND - STAR - CIRCLE - SQUARE
Humans are lucky to have many Resources oN this planet we call hoMe! (sort and discuss the different types of resources we have)
This is the first lock for students to figure out in this game. This lock is asking students to discuss and sort the different resources we have on Earth: renewable, nonrenewable, and man-made. The renewable sources are wood, wind, and solar. The nonrenewable sources are oil and coal. The man-made sources are paper, plastic, and gas. The outstanding capital letters (R, N, M) stand for Renewable, Non-Renewable and Man-made and give you the order in which to type the number of each resource.
DIRECTION LOCK SET UP CLUE
So many resources, so many reasons to use them, and so many places to be found!
This is the second lock for students to figure out in this game. This lock is asking students to look at where different resources can be found around the world. They must put the list of resources in alphabetical order and then follow them from continent to continent.
TEXT LOCK SET UP CLUE
Sometimes human use of resources is good and sometimes human use of resources causes damage. We need to make decisions that are better for our environment and protect our communities.
This is the third lock for students to figure out in this game. This lock is asking students to look at some bad effects of using renewable, nonrenewable, and man-made resources. Students will need to look at what is happening in the picture from multiple sources - pollution.
COLOR LOCK SET UP CLUE
AIR we go again! Look at all the ways humans use different resources.
This is the fourth lock for students to figure out in this game. This lock is asking students to think about different resources humans rely on that we find on Earth. Students will have to go in clockwise order (beginning with air for breathing), match it to an image, and select the color of the box the image is in. Air for breathing and minerals for nutrients will not be used as there is not an image to match to these resources.
SHAPE LOCK SET UP CLUE
Each state is great and known for different things. Where, oh which, can each resource be found?
This is the final lock for students to figure out in this game. This lock is asking students to think about what type of resource can be found in different states in the USA. Each state has 2 options that students must decide between in order to correctly answer this lock. California = fish/circle; Texas = oil/rhombus; Nevada = gold/star; Pennsylvania = trees/circle; Kentucky = coal/square.