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5th gr Science NR

Natural Resources

Natural Resource any of the useful minerals and other materials that people take from the Earth
Nonrenewable Resource a resource that cannot be readily replaced once it is used; such as soil, rock, fossil fuel
Renewable Resource a resource that is replaced as it is used, such as trees and water.
Reusable a natural resource that is renewed by natural cycles and can be used more than once; an inexhaustible resource such as water and air
Fossil Fuel a fuel formed from the remains of once, living organisms; such as oil, natural gas, petroleum and coal
Natural Gas a gas, methane, usually found with petroleum
Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock. It is a non-renewable resource.
Conservation the saving or protection of resources
Recycle to recover a resource from an item and use the recovered resource to make a new item
Recycling the process of taking a resource from a product and making it into a new product
Reduce to cut down on the use of resources
Reuse to use items again; sometimes for a different purpose
Sustainability the ability to keep in existence or maintain
Mineral a natural, solid material with particles arranged in a repeating pattern. It is a non-renewable resource.
Rock a material made up of one or more minerals. It is a non-renewable resource.
Created by: ekahl5