Ohio Learning Standards
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE (ESS)
Topic: Earth’s Resources - This topic focuses on Earth’s resources. While resources can be living and nonliving, within this strand, the emphasis is on Earth’s nonliving resources, such as water, air, rock, soil and the energy resources they represent.
3.ESS.2: Earth’s resources can be used for energy.
Renewable energy resources, such as wind, water or solar energy, can be replenished within a short amount of time by natural processes.
Nonrenewable energy is a finite resource, such as natural gas, coal or oil, which cannot be replenished in a short amount of time.
3.ESS.3: Some of Earth’s resources are limited.
Some of Earth’s resources become limited due to overuse and/or contamination. Reducing resource use, decreasing waste and/or pollution, recycling and reusing can help conserve these resources.