Notes from Natural Resources unit
A natural resource is anything you take from the environment and use.
Examples of natural resources:
Fruits & veggies
*Copper, gold, minerals, gemstones
Resources are divided into 2 groups: renewable & nonrenewable
Soil is made up of weathered rock & plant and animal remains. Earthworms are helpful to our soil by breaking down leaves and other plant material.
Rocks are an important part of soil because they contain minerals that plants and animals need to live.
Weathering is breaking down rock into smaller pieces. It’s like crushing lifesavers in your mouth. The lifesaver breaks into smaller pieces as you chew and grind with your teeth.
Water, ice, and plant roots help break down, or weather, rock.