Time Required: 120 minutes
In The Lab, students will:

Watch a presentation and complete Research Cards on Nonrenewable and Renewable Resource cards. They will then create a visual representation of the ‘cycle’ of each resource and draw the distribution of each resource on the map provided. They then will present their findings with the class.

Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth's mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on how these resources are limited and typically non renewable, and how their distributions are significantly changing as a result of removal by humans. Examples of uneven distributions of resources as a result of past processes include but are not limited to petroleum (locations of the burial of organic marine sediments and subsequent geologic traps), metal ores (locations of past volcanic and hydrothermal activity associated with subduction zones), and soil (locations of active weathering and/or deposition of rock).]