Lessons in this Chapter:

20.1 Use and Conservation of Resources

20.2 Use and Conservation of Energy


This is another short chapter, but it has a lot of important ideas. The suggested activity for this chapter is the Lesson Notes, where your child will be asked to think about things they can do to reduce their use of resources. If you’d like to throw in a little math, try out the Know Your Energy Costs activity.



Plethora Activity Sheets

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Hands-On Activities

Literature Connections


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle-Tron

These two NOVA episodes work well with this chapter, or Chapter 5 – Earth’s Energy.

Saved by the Sun

Power Surge