Resource Hunt

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In this activity, learners explore nonrenewable resources and learn why these resources are finite. Activity includes step-by-step instructions, suggested extension activities, STEM connections and more. This activity requires some adult supervision.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - adult

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • 100 of the same item (Pennies, poker chips, paper squares, etc.)
  • 2 containers large enough for the items
  • stopwatch
  • pencil and paper


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Processes

Informal Categories

  • Citizen Science
  • Nature and Environment
  • Toys


Access Rights:

  • Free access