C12-Using Earths resources-Finite and renewable resources lesson created in accordance to the NEW AQA Specification (9-1). Designed for a low ability year 11 class, although content can be adjusted to suit any ability. Includes: slide animations, embedded videos and practice questions with answers on slides as well as a interactive review task. If for any reason the video link does not work, a URL has also been included in the notes. NB: order of magnitude was not taught in this lesson.
AQA spec link: 18.104.22.168
Humans use the Earth’s resources to provide warmth, shelter, food and transport. Natural resources, supplemented by agriculture, provide food, timber, clothing and fuels.
Finite resources from the Earth, oceans and atmosphere are processed to provide energy and materials.
Chemistry plays an important role in improving agricultural and industrial processes to provide new products and in sustainable development, which is development that meets the needs of current
generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Students should be able to:
•• state examples of natural products that are supplemented or replaced by agricultural and synthetic products
•• distinguish between finite and renewable resources given appropriate information