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1)Natural resources occur naturally within environment that exist relatively undisturbed by humanity, in a natural form.
2) A natural resources is often characterized by amounts of bio divercity existent in various ecosystem.
3) Natural resources are derived from the environment. Some of them are essential for our survival while most are used for satisfying our needs. Natural resources may be further classified in different ways. Natural resources are materials and component that can be found within the environment. Every man-made product is composed of natural resources
4) A natural resource may exist as a separate entity such as fresh water, and air, as well as a living organism such as a fish, or it may exist in an alternate form which must be processed to obtain the resource such as metal ores, oil, and most forms of energy. There is much debate worldwide over natural resource allocations, this is partly due to increasing scarcity but also because the exportation of natural resources is the basis for many economies. Some natural resources such as sunlight and air can be found everywhere, and are known as ubiquitous resources.
5) However, most resources only occur in small sporadic areas, and are referred to as localized resources. There are very few resources that are considered inexhaustible – these are solar radiation, geothermal energy, and air . The vast majority of resources are exhaustible, which means they have a finite quantity, and can be depleted if managed improperly.
1) Community resources are people, places or objects located off the primary site that may be used to achieve educational objectives. Environmental education lends itself quite naturally to community oriented teaching. The use of resources within a community can greatly enhance and expand the school curriculum.
2) Community resources can help teacher steach more effectively by providing motivation to students, helping students achieve learning objective sand exposing students to positive role models and ‘real life’ situations.Community resources can provide the motivation some students need to see the connection between the classroom and the "real world". Involving students in the community gives them exposure to astimulating learning environment and to different people and perspectives; and provides students a greater sense of purpose. 3) Often community -based activities can help students fulfill desired learning outcomes in a manner that is more engaging than traditional textbook assignments. For instance, a middle school science curriculum may include these learning objectives:
4) "Develop an understanding of the recycling process","Distinguish between number one and number two plastics", and "Read and construct a bar graph". In a carefully planned field trip to a recycling plant,students can gain relevant first-hand experience with those concepts and processes.The use of community resources can further the goals of environmental education by preparing students for the real world and helping students to become "world class" citizens. The community is an extension of the school.
5) Since all environmental problems occur in someone's community, it seems logical for students to try to solve local issues. The teacher can facilitate this process by choosing manageable initial projects with a high chance of success. In turn, students will begin to see themselves as problem solvers and will likely continue their involvement. As the students work on solutions, they will connect with caring local citizens who are affectedby environmental problems. In so doing, they will hopefully develop a sense of stewardship and place,which will help build the bridge to global responsibility..