ES3 Scientific knowledge influences the choices people make in regard to the use and management of the Earth's resources.
a. classify a range of the Earth's resources as renewable or non-renewable (ACSSU116)
b. outline features of some non-renewable resources, including metal ores and fossil fuels
c. describe uses of a variety of natural and made resources extracted from the biosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere and hydrosphere
d. investigate some strategies used by people to conserve and manage non-renewable resources, eg recycling and the alternative use of natural and made resources
e. discuss different viewpoints people may use to weight criteria in making decisions about the use of a major non-renewable resource found in Australia
f. outline the choices that need to be made when considering whether to use scientific and technological advances to obtain a resource from Earth's spheres