Natural Resource Globe
This workshop is for DuPage County K-5th grade teachers. A limited number of seats are available for non-DuPage County teachers. Additional fees apply.
Earn 2 Professional Development Credits
One of our most popular, hands-on workshops!
Assemble your own one-of-a-kind teaching tool to help your students connect the things we use everyday with the resources used to produce them.
- Fill a globe with natural resources that your students can see and feel, including miniature trees, sand, minerals and ores
- Understand the difference between annually renewable, rapidly renewable, and non-renewable resources
- Learn fun games to help your students understand the origins of natural resources
- Learn how to adapt the tool for older and younger audiences
In addition, the globe helps students meet NGSS for natural resources by addressing how resources are used, where they come from and different types of resources.
Why take this workshop?
As part of the Next Generation Science Standards, students must learn about natural resources, which we use everyday. Students need to learn about how to preserve and conserve our natural resources.
It is appropriate for any interested elementary-level educators including teachers of natural resources, geography, alternative and special education, and ESL, as well as environmental club sponsors.
A recent participant wrote: The activities are instantly usable, hands-on, and meaningful. They will have a great impact!