Apply knowledge of natural resource components to the management of natural resource systems (Technical III.A.1)


The atmosphere is the layer of gases surrounding the earth and it plays a major role in the survival of life.


The biosphere is where life exists on earth.


The geosphere includes rocks and minerals of the earth as well as landforms and land use.


The hydrosphere is all water on the earth.  Water can be used in many ways.

Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Resources

Natural resources can be grouped into two groups: renewable and non-renewable. 

Natural Resource Management

Natural resources include land, water, soil, plants and animals.