Natural Resources Research Project


In-Depth NGSS ESS3-1 Activity

Grades 7 and Up

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Students research one natural resource including its characteristics, use, distribution, and harvest.

Includes PRINT and GOOGLE versions!

This student handout includes:

  • Introduction and detailed, step-by-step instructions
  • 10 Suggested natural resources (students choose one)
  • “Research Organizer” to help students organize their information and focus their thinking
  • Student-friendly grading rubric

Teachers will appreciate this project because the instructions and expectations are simple and straightforward. The rubric is uncomplicated. And, the included graphic organizer makes it easy for a wide range of students to organize what they are learning as they perform their research.

Teacher Notes:

  • Please note that this natural resources research project is not editable.
  • A link to a Google Slides version of this document is included in the downloadable PDF.
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