Name that Natural Resource Answers

MONDAY

1. pumice
2. talc
3. fluorite

TUESDAY

4. natural gas
5. gypsum
6. sulfur

WEDNESDAY

7. calcite
8. kaolinite
9. ilmenite

THURSDAY

10. bauxite
11. gold
12. halite

FRIDAY

13. petroleum
14. barite
15. coal


Earth Science Week Connections

Discover the Earth Sciences   Did you know that natural resources are so important to daily life? Make a list of all the natural resources (from the list of 15) you had heard of before this activity and a list of all the natural resources that you just learned about this week.

Geoscientists   Invite a physical geologist to speak to the class about how rocks are classified and what physical property tests are used for rocks as opposed to minerals.

Stewardship   Do you think there is any danger that we may run out of any of these resources that are so important to daily life? What do you think is a possible solution to this problem?

Earth Science is all around you   Think about all you did today. Did you use any minerals? Remember that minerals are part of everything from cosmetics to food to bicycles. Make a list of all the things you used today that have minerals in them.