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A natural resource is anything that people can use which comes from nature. or we can say that natral resources are the resources which are not made by man these are provided by our nature or our environment. People do not make natural resources, but gather them from the earth. Here are some examples of natural resources are air, water, wood, oil, wind energy, iron, and coal. Natural resources are materials provided by the Earth that humans can use to make more complex (human-made) products. In this lesson, you will learn some examples of natural resources and how to classify them.


Natural Resources


Natural resources are useful raw materials that we get from the Earth. They occur naturally, which means that humans cannot make natural resources. Instead, we use and modify natural resources in ways that are beneficial to us. The materials used in human-made objects are natural resources. Some examples of natural resources and the ways we can use them are:


Natural Resource Products or Services
Air Wind energy, tires
Animals Foods (milk, cheese, steak, bacon) and clothing (wool sweaters, silk shirts, leather belts)
Coal Electricity
Minerals Coins, wire, steel, aluminum cans, jewelry
Natural gas Electricity, heating
Oil Electricity, fuel for cars and airplanes, plastic
Plants Wood, paper, cotton clothing, fruits, vegetables
Sunlight Solar power, photosynthesis
Water Hydroelectric energy, drinking, cleaning


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