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Renewable & Nonrenewable Resources – Instructional Slide Deck

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 5

Investigate the differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources as well as the benefits and disadvantages of each with this instructional slide deck.

Natural Resources for Kids

Are you working on teaching your students about natural resources? Do they know the differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources? Are you looking for an easy way to help them understand and identify the different characteristics, benefits, and disadvantages of each? We can help!

This instructional slide deck is an engaging and interactive way to help your students differentiate between renewable and nonrenewable resources. Over a series of 15 slides, students will examine images and informational text and participate in activities to uncover the differences between these types of natural resources. Some features you will find in this presentation are:

  • High-quality, real-life photographs
  • Detailed information about different kinds of resources
  • Turn and Talk opportunities
  • Review questions at the end of the slide deck
  • Interactive vocabulary activity

What’s the Difference Between Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources?

Use this instructional slide deck to help your fourth graders understand the differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources. This resource will help your students understand

  • What is a renewable resource?
  • What is a nonrenewable resource?
  • What are the benefits and disadvantages of using different types of energy?

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your science lessons. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by 

  • Complete the instructional slides in short, 10-15 minute “chunks” to allow for processing.
  • Provide students with a printout of the slides to refer to during the lesson.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the download button to download the editable Google Slides resource.

This resource was created by Kaylyn Chupp, a teacher in Florida and Teach Starter Collaborator.


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