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Renewable and Non-renewable Resources Sort for Fourth Grade Science Stations

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Teach students about different types of energy with a SORT about Renewable and Non-renewable Resources aligned with the Next Generation Science Stations for Fourth Grade. In this station, the sort cards include an image for students to look at, as well as text for them to read. Students will look over each card to determine if each is a renewable or non-renewable resource.

Teach students about renewable and nonrenewable resources with this science station. This sorting center includes a reading passage to build background knowledge about nerve cells as well as differentiated questions to assess your students' comprehension.

What is Included in the Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources Sort Station

Included in the Sort about Renewable and Non-renewable Resources are:

  • Larger table-group color sorting cards
  • Smaller cut and paste sort for individual students
  • Differentiated questions in short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and multiple-choice formats. Worksheet and task cards are included for some options.
  • Answer key

Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources Sort for Table Groups

There are two ways to do this sort. One way is in table groups where students collaboratively look at the images on the cards, read the brief description, and determine which type of energy each natural resource represents: renewable or non-renewable.

There are different types of energy that students will learn about in this sort: renewable and non-renewable. For instance, the sun is a renewable energy that can be replaced in a short time frame, while coal is a non-renewable energy that, once it is used up, takes a long time to regenerate.

This sort has colorful images that students analyze, as well as informative text that students can use to learn more about renewable and non-renewable energies.

Cut and Paste Sort Option

The second way to do the sort is a cut and paste option. Students can do both options: sort color option as a whole group and the cut and paste option individually. Or you can choose to have students do only one option.

The cut and paste option is all in black and white and a worksheet format. After reading the informational passage, students look at the sort cards and then categorize them into the correct type of energy: renewable or non-renewable resources.

Teach students about renewable and nonrenewable resources with this science station. This sorting center includes a reading passage to build background knowledge about nerve cells as well as differentiated questions to assess your students' comprehension.

Differentiated Responses

Like all of our science stations, differentiated responses are available for students to demonstrate their understanding. Below is an example of the Short Answer worksheet. Fill-in-the-blanks and multiple-choice task cards are also available.

Teach students about renewable and nonrenewable resources with this science station. This sorting center includes a reading passage to build background knowledge about nerve cells as well as differentiated questions to assess your students' comprehension.

How to Purchase the Renewable and Non-renewable Resources Science Station

This Renewable and Non-renewable Resources Sort Science Station can be purchased on Teachers Pay Teachers. It is sold individually and part of a whole Sorts for Fourth Grade Science Stations. Also available is a Fourth Grade NGSS Science Station BUNDLE.

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