This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.
Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.
Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.
Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.
Earth, so far, is the only planet known to support life. It is our home. With Earth’s position in the solar system, it has an optimal balance of temperature that is neither too hot nor too cold, and where abundant water that is essential for the survival of all living things, does not freeze or boil. Hence, Earth is just right for life to exist.
Because of the Philippine geographic and geologic locations in the planet, our country is gifted with abundant water, fertile soil, diverse flora and fauna, rocks and minerals, crude oil, fossil fuels and geothermal power. These are collectively known as natural resources on which living things depend for survival. These resources are not man-made but exist in nature.
This module provides you with scientific knowledge about the different types of natural resources and their examples. You will also learn and become involved on how you can help conserve and protect our natural resources.
Most Essential Learning Competency:
- Cite and explain ways of using Earth’s resources sustainably.
This module is divided into two lessons:
- Lesson 1 – Earth’s Natural Resources
- Lesson 2 – Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
After going through this module, you are expected to:
1. describe Earth’s natural resources;
2. differentiate renewable from nonrenewable resources;
3. explain why Philippines is rich in natural resources;
4. determine which human practices in using natural resources are sustainable and not sustainable; and
5. suggest ways on how to use the natural resources sustainably.