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Chapter 6 - Protecting Earth's Resources

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Unit C - Earth and Its Resources

  • Chapter 6 - Protecting Earth's Resources

What are Earth's resources?

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Hands-on Activity

Grow Rock Candy

No matter where you find mineral salt—on your table or at the beach—you'll see its unique cube-shaped crystals. Take a sweet look at the crystal patterns and compositions of minerals.

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Article

All That Glitters (SuperScience)

Did you know miners must dig up and process as many as 30 tons of rock to make a single gold ring? Take a dazzling look at how gold is mined and transformed.

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Story

What's the Big Idea About Paleontology?

Most living things never become fossils. And most of the fossils created will never be found. Learn more about these extremely rare—and valuable—records of the past. 

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Activity

Layers of Time

How do your fossil-sorting skills stack up? Put them to the test with this kid-friendly online puzzle.

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Online Resource

Living with Biodiversity Series

By: Center for Biodiversity and Conservation — A series of pamphlets published in conjunction with the CBC's fall 1998 public presentations focusing on the effect of individuals' daily decisions and lifestyle choices on biodiversity conservation.

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Hands-on Activity

Fusion Simulation

Confused about fusion? You won't be once you've completed this experiment, which demonstrates how a strong nuclear force can fuse two protons that naturally repel each other.

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Curriculum Collection

For Educators: Water

An in-depth look at the life-giving and finite resource of water.

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Science Bulletin

Urban Sprawl: Phoenix

Most people think of urban sprawl as the construction of roads and buildings at a rate that exceeds population growth. Phoenix, Arizona, however, offers a contrasting model of sprawl. Its metropolitan area has grown more than 300 percent in recent decades, but its population has grown even faster. Since the mid-1980's, the city's population density has increased as people continue to move to the region even as the urban area's boundaries have grown more slowly. This trend is by necessity, since the water supply cannot feed an ever-expanding metropolitan area.

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