Grade Levels: K-3

These classroom activities are designed to complement the Natural Resources topic on BrainPOP Jr.

R, R, R
Find ways in the classroom to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Brainstorm different ideas together and have students create guidebooks to distribute to fellow students and family members. You can find ways to reduce waste in your school, and reuse materials to conserve natural resources. If possible, start a recycling drive and challenge students to see how much they can recycle. Nearly everything we use can be reduced, reused, or recycled!

What Comes from Trees?

Challenge your students to figure out what comes from trees. The answers will startle them! Trees are a very important natural resource. Did your students know that items like chewing gum, hair spray, shoe polish and turpentine all come from trees? Encourage students to learn other products that are made from trees, by doing research on the Internet or at the library. Trees give animals food and shelter, and also provide us with many things, including fresh air, so it’s important to conserve them. If possible, plant trees in your school campus or in the community.