5E Instructional Model Plan:

Mechanisms and Effects of Resource Use 5E Instructional Model Plan

Plan for teaching humans' use of natural resources, using the 5E Instructional Model as a framework

5-7 days

Many natural resources, both renewable and nonrenewable, are being used at an unsustainable rate. Additionally, the human population is growing at an exponential rate with increasing access to consumer goods and services?driving the demand for both energy and raw materials. In this sequence, students explore the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources and how the unsustainable use of resources contributes to the depletion and degradation of the natural world.