Natural resources

These are the good things that nature provides us with. They are called natural resources. Some of these will last forever and some will be used up. They can therefore be divided into two headings-

  • Renewable
  • Non- renewable

Renewable resources include-

  • Solar
  • Wood
  • Water
  • Wind
  • H.E.P. (Hydro Electric Power)
  • Wave

Non- renewable resources include-

  • Oil
  • Coal
  • Gas
  • Turf
  • Metals

Why Oil is such a popular fuel

  • Gives a lot of energy
  • Easily transported
  • Cleaner than coal
  • Used in most vehicles
  • Produces useful by products like paint and plastics.


  • It is non-renewable
  • It pollutes (Fumes)
  • Can spill into seas/oceans and kill sealife