(628)-272-0788 info@etutorworld.com
Select Page

Natural Resources

Grade 6 Science Worksheets

What are Natural Resources?

What do plants, soil, sunshine, air, water, wood, wildlife, metals, minerals, fossil fuels, have in common? They all are Natural Resources that we get from the environment and that we use as raw materials for our everyday needs, such as food, clothing, shelter, travel, communication, entertainment, and much more. Every single product manufactured by humans is made only from natural resources. Natural resources support life and satisfy people’s needs. Put your knowledge to the test with this challenging 6th Grade Science Worksheet! Read each question carefully and choose the response that you feel is correct.

Schedule a Free session to clear worksheet doubts

No credit card required, no obligation to purchase.
Just schedule a FREE Sessions to meet a tutor and get help on any topic you want!

Where do we Use Natural Resources?

Many natural resources such as sunshine, soil, water, trees, plants, fruits, are all essential for animal and human life on earth. We use natural resources such as wood, sand, stone, to build our homes and shelters. We use minerals and metals to build a variety of things, such as automobiles, plastics, phones, refrigerators, and many other such products manufactured by humans. Yet other resources such as oil and gas, sun and wind, are useful for providing heat, light, energy resources, and power.

Variety of Natural Resources

There is a wide variety of natural resources that can be found on land, in water, or in air. They may be living or non-living things.

They are often classified as follows –

  • Biological Resources – flowers, fruits, forests, trees, plants, birds, fish, wild animals. These are typically all living things. They are also referred to as the Biosphere. (See: Spheres of Earth)
  • Mineral Resources – mineral ore, oil, coal, natural gas, metal, stone, sand. These are typically all non-living things.
  • Other Natural Resources – soil, sun, wind, water. Without these essential natural resources, no living beings would exist, and many non-living things would not be formed.

Earth is endowed with all of these natural resources, some in abundance, some limited. However, we do not always make judicious use of these resources. As a result, many resources are fast depleting. In recent times, this has led to a new classification of natural resources – Renewable and Non-Renewable Natural Resources.

eTutorWorld Understands Math Tutoring | Online Math Worksheets are Important Tools

Understanding graphs, charts, and opinion polls in a newspaper, for calculating house and car payments, and for choosing a long-distance telephone service are impossible without strong math skills …and the only way to develop strong math skills is by constant practice.

‘Practice makes a man perfect’ holds true for no other field better than for math. A middle or high school student must set aside a minimum of an hour for math every day. Other than textbooks, worksheets help you revise and understand concepts better.

Our expert tutors prepare online maths worksheets that are age and grade-appropriate. Grade-wise math worksheets for Elementary Math, Arithmetic, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, Pre-Calculus and Calculus can be solved to improve math skills, to get ahead or to even catch up.

You may download these FREE online math worksheets in the PDF format, and then print and email us their solutions for a free evaluation and analysis by eTutorworld’smath expert tutors.

You may solve these worksheets by yourself or with your peers while studying together.

The Answer Key at the end of each worksheet allows for a self-evaluation.

Personalized Online Tutoring

eTutorWorld offers affordable one-on-one live tutoring over the web for Grades K-12, Test Prep help for Standardized tests like SCAT, CogAT, MAP, SSAT, SAT, ACT, ISEE and AP. You may schedule online tutoring lessons at your personal scheduled times, all with a Money-Back Guarantee. The first one-on-one online tutoring lesson is always FREE, no purchase obligation, no credit card required.

For answers/solutions to any question or to learn concepts, take a FREE CLASS.

No credit card required, no obligation to purchase.
Just book a free class to meet a tutor and get help on any topic you want!

What are Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources?

Renewable resources are those that never run out of supply or those that can be replaced within a human lifespan. For example –

  • Sunshine, wind, and sea waves, are in infinite supply. They are clean, non-polluting, sources of energy, best suited for power generation.
  • Water is also in nearly infinite supply. It is constantly renewed or replenished by the Water Cycle. However, freshwater essential for drinking purposes can be limited in some regions that are hot, or in places where rivers have been dammed or diverted. It is important to manage the quality and usage of water in such places.
  • Agricultural resources such as soil, wood, forests, fish, and crops are also renewable; However, they are not in infinite supply and we need to manage their use wisely. The increasing population can create shortages in agriculture, fish, and food supply. Soil erosion may occur due to over-farming. Over-use of wood as fuel can result in deforestation. Doubts? A 6th-grade science tutor can help.

Non-renewable resources are those that cannot be replaced within a human lifespan. They took thousands of years to form and are in limited supply on earth. Conservation of these resources is extremely critical or else we will completely run out of these resources. These include –

  • Valuable metals and stones such as gold, diamond, gems, are depleted due to mining.
  • Metals used in building and industry such as copper, aluminum, zinc, sand and gravel.
  • Fossil fuels such as natural gas, coal, crude oil, charcoal, peat. They are in short supply and also their over-use creates pollution and global warming.

Conserving Natural Resources

It is evident that many natural resources will not last a long time. Their management, protection and wise use is called Conservation. Conservation ensures that the environment can continue to provide for human needs without wastage, degradation or destruction. There are many forms of conservation.

  • Soil conservation
  • Water conservation
  • Forest conservation
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Mineral conservation
  • Energy conservation

Check Point

  1. Identify whether these natural resources are –Infinite, Renewable or Non-renewable
    1. Plants
    2. Sunlight
    3. Coal
    4. Animals
    5. Wind
    6. Petroleum
  1. Which of the following requires conservation?
    1. Soil
    2. Mineral
    3. Energy
    4. Wildlife
    5. All of the above

Answer Key

  1. Infinite, Renewable or Non-renewable
    1. Plants – renewable
    2. Sunlight – infinite
    3. Coal – non-renewable
    4. Animals – renewable
    5. Wind – infinite
    6. Petroleum – non-renewable
  1. e) All of the above

Schedule a Free session to clear worksheet doubts

No credit card required, no obligation to purchase.
Just schedule a FREE Sessions to meet a tutor and get help on any topic you want!

Pricing for Online Tutoring

Tutoring PackageValidityGrade (1-12), College
5 sessions1 Month$139
1 session1 Month$28
10 sessions3 months$269
15 sessions3 months$399
20 sessions4 months$499
50 sessions6 months$1189
100 sessions12 months$2249

Images Credit: