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  1. page Pennsylvania Today edited ... Find out more about Pennsylvania's Natural Resources here! 4. How does Pennsylvania compare i…
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    Find out more about Pennsylvania's Natural Resources here!
    4. How does Pennsylvania compare in size to other states?
    State Population-http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/population.shtmll -comparePopulation-http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0004986.html-compare the size
    Pennsylvania City Population- http://www.citypopulation.de/USA-Pennsylvania.html - compare the size of three Pennsylvania cities, Hanover, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg.
    Finish this statements:
    1. Pennsylvania is the _ biggest state in total population.

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    Finally, write a paragraph telling about at least two activities that you can do in Pennsylvania because of the landforms it has.
    3.Pennsylvania's Natural Resources
    Pennsylvania has a wealth of natural resources for Pennsylvanians and others to use. Resources are split into two types, renewable and nonrenewable resources. Renewable resources are those that can be replaced. Examples of those resources are soil, forests, and water. Nonrenewable resources can not be made again for use in our lifetime. It takes millions of years for the Earth to make a nonrenewable resources.Those resources include rocks and minerals, oil and natural gas. We must use our resources carefully. If we do not, nonrenewable resources may become scarce or limited in supply. That means we may not have enough of the resources for everyone or may runFind out of a resource entirely.
    Pennsylvania's Renewable Resources
    Soil
    Pennsylvania has rich soil which allows for farmers to plant and harvest crops such as corn, soybeans, and tomatoes. The soil provides food for those who live in Pennsylvania and others around the area.
    Forests
    There are many types of trees in Pennsylvania. In fact over 48 kinds of trees grow in our state. Trees are forested for several reasons. When a lumber company cuts down trees those trees are replanted so that the lumber can be renewed.
    Water
    Water is a necessity for life and is used for a wide variety of things. Think
    more about the ways that you use water. You drink water, use it for washing and watering your plants as well.
    *Visit the Discovery Streaming Videos folder on the shareable to watch a video about how these renewable resources are used. You will need to visit the 3rd grade folder, then the social studies folder, and finally the state unit folder to find the video.
    Pennsylvania's Nonrenewable Resources
    Rocks and Minerals
    You've heard of rocks and minerals, but what exactly are these commonly found items?
    *Visit the Discovery Streaming Videos folder on the shareable to watch a video about rocks and minerals. You will need to visit the 3rd grade folder, then the social studies folder, and finally the state unit folder to find the video.
    One of
    Pennsylvania's most important rocks is coal. Coal is a black rock that is found in layers of the earth. It is taken from underground through mining. Miners either go underground to get the coal, gather coal from a huge open pit in the ground, or use something that looks like a drill bit to bring the coal up from underground. In Pennsylvania, most mining is done underground because they can get the largest quantity of coal that way.
    There are two kinds of coal, soft coal and hard coal. The western portion of Pennsylvania has large deposits of soft coal. The eastern portion of the state has some small hard coal deposits. It is estimated that Pennsylvania once had 107 billion tons of coal reserves. As of 2005, our coal reserves have approximately 76 billion tons of coal.
    Pennsylvania's coal is used for several different things. 77% of our coal is burned to generate electricity. About 4% is used in the furnaces that produce steel from iron ore. Only a small portion of our coal is used to heat homes. Watch the video below to see how coal is used.
    Array
    Oil and
    Natural Gas
    Oil/Petroleum
    Did you know that the first oil well in the United States was drilled right here in Pennsylvania? Edwin L. Drake drilled the first oil well in Titusville, PA in 1859. Oil or petroleum is a natural resource taken from the ground was first used for things such as heat and light but now there are many uses for oil. Watch the video below to learn what types of things are made from oil.
    Natural Gas
    Natural gas is another resources taken from the ground. Like coal, and oil, natural gas is a nonrenewable resource. Similarly to coal and oil, natural gas has several common uses.
    *Visit the Discovery Streaming Videos folder on the shareable to watch a video about oil and natural gas. You will need to visit the 3rd grade folder, then the social studies folder, and finally the state unit folder to find the video.
    Resources here!
    4. How does Pennsylvania compare in size to other states?
    State Population-http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/population.shtmll -compare the size of Pennsylvania's population to the other states.
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  5. page State Resources edited ... Pennsylvania's Renewable Resources Soil ... the area. Forests ... be renewed. W…
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    Pennsylvania's Renewable Resources
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    *Visit the Discovery Streaming Videos folder on the shareable to watch a video about how these renewable resources are used. You will need to visit the 3rd grade folder, then the social studies folder, and finally the state unit folder to find the video.
    Pennsylvania's Nonrenewable Resources
    Rocks and Minerals
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    *Visit the Discovery Streaming Videos folder on the shareable to watch a video about rocks and minerals. You will need to visit the 3rd grade folder, then the social studies folder, and finally the state unit folder to find the video.
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    of coal.
    Pennsylvania's coal is used for several different things. 77% of our coal is burned to generate electricity. About 4% is used in the furnaces that produce steel from iron ore. Only a small portion of our coal is used to heat homes. Watch the video below to see how coal is used.
    Oil and Natural Gas
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    Did you know that the first oil well in the United States was drilled right here in Pennsylvania? Edwin L. Drake drilled the first oil well in Titusville, PA in 1859. Oil or petroleum is a natural resource taken from the ground was first used for things such as heat and light but now there are many uses for oil. Watch the video below to learn what types of things are made from oil.
    Natural Gas
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    common uses.
    *Visit the Discovery Streaming Videos folder on the shareable to watch a video about oil and natural gas. You will need to visit the 3rd grade folder, then the social studies folder, and finally the state unit folder to find the video.
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  6. page Pennsylvania Today edited ... PA Relief Map Finally, write a paragraph telling about at least two activities that you can d…
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    PA Relief Map
    Finally, write a paragraph telling about at least two activities that you can do in Pennsylvania because of the landforms it has.
    3.Pennsylvania's Natural Resources
    Pennsylvania has a wealth of natural resources for Pennsylvanians and others to use. Resources are split into two types, renewable and nonrenewable resources. Renewable resources are those that can be replaced. Examples of those resources are soil, forests, and water. Nonrenewable resources can not be made again for use in our lifetime. It takes millions of years for the Earth to make a nonrenewable resources.Those resources include rocks and minerals, oil and natural gas. We must use our resources carefully. If we do not, nonrenewable resources may become scarce or limited in supply. That means we may not have enough of the resources for everyone or may run out of a resource entirely.
    Pennsylvania's Renewable Resources
    Soil
    Pennsylvania has rich soil which allows for farmers to plant and harvest crops such as corn, soybeans, and tomatoes. The soil provides food for those who live in Pennsylvania and others around the area.
    Forests
    There are many types of trees in Pennsylvania. In fact over 48 kinds of trees grow in our state. Trees are forested for several reasons. When a lumber company cuts down trees those trees are replanted so that the lumber can be renewed.
    Water
    Water is a necessity for life and is used for a wide variety of things. Think about the ways that you use water. You drink water, use it for washing and watering your plants as well.
    *Visit the Discovery Streaming Videos folder on the shareable to watch a video about how these renewable resources are used. You will need to visit the 3rd grade folder, then the social studies folder, and finally the state unit folder to find the video.
    Pennsylvania's Nonrenewable Resources
    Rocks and Minerals
    You've heard of rocks and minerals, but what exactly are these commonly found items?
    *Visit the Discovery Streaming Videos folder on the shareable to watch a video about rocks and minerals. You will need to visit the 3rd grade folder, then the social studies folder, and finally the state unit folder to find the video.
    One of Pennsylvania's most important rocks is coal. Coal is a black rock that is found in layers of the earth. It is taken from underground through mining. Miners either go underground to get the coal, gather coal from a huge open pit in the ground, or use something that looks like a drill bit to bring the coal up from underground. In Pennsylvania, most mining is done underground because they can get the largest quantity of coal that way.
    There are two kinds of coal, soft coal and hard coal. The western portion of Pennsylvania has large deposits of soft coal. The eastern portion of the state has some small hard coal deposits. It is estimated that Pennsylvania once had 107 billion tons of coal reserves. As of 2005, our coal reserves have approximately 76 billion tons of coal.
    Pennsylvania's coal is used for several different things. 77% of our coal is burned to generate electricity. About 4% is used in the furnaces that produce steel from iron ore. Only a small portion of our coal is used to heat homes. Watch the video below to see how coal is used.
    Array
    Oil and Natural Gas
    Oil/Petroleum
    Did you know that the first oil well in the United States was drilled right here in Pennsylvania? Edwin L. Drake drilled the first oil well in Titusville, PA in 1859. Oil or petroleum is a natural resource taken from the ground was first used for things such as heat and light but now there are many uses for oil. Watch the video below to learn what types of things are made from oil.
    Natural Gas
    Natural gas is another resources taken from the ground. Like coal, and oil, natural gas is a nonrenewable resource. Similarly to coal and oil, natural gas has several common uses.
    *Visit the Discovery Streaming Videos folder on the shareable to watch a video about oil and natural gas. You will need to visit the 3rd grade folder, then the social studies folder, and finally the state unit folder to find the video.

    4. How does Pennsylvania compare in size to other states?
    State Population-http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/population.shtmll -compare the size of Pennsylvania's population to the other states.
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  7. page Pennsylvania Today edited ... PA Relief Map Finally, write a paragraph telling about at least two activities that you can d…
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    PA Relief Map
    Finally, write a paragraph telling about at least two activities that you can do in Pennsylvania because of the landforms it has.
    Pennsylvania's counties
    In the United States, a county is a local level of government below the state. Counties are used in 48 of the 50 states, while Louisiana is divided into parishes and Alaska into boroughs. Counties were set up to make laws at a more local level than the state level. Counties have a government that makes laws and regulations for the people that live in its boundaries. The government of the county is usually in a town called the county seat.
    Pennsylvania is divided into 67 counties. You can see those counties on the map below.
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    Choose two counties that you and your partner are interested in. Find out and record at least 3 interesting facts about those counties from the websites below.
    http://www.pakids.net/pacounties.aspx- Find out how each county got it's name.
    http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/state.cfm&statecode=pa -Find out the population and land area of each county.
    http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/Bah/DAM/counties/county.asp -Click on a county on the map to read a little about it's history.
    2.
    4. How does
    State Population-http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/population.shtmll -compare the size of Pennsylvania's population to the other states.
    Pennsylvania City Population- http://www.citypopulation.de/USA-Pennsylvania.html - compare the size of three Pennsylvania cities, Hanover, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg.
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  8. page Pennsylvania Today edited Pennsylvania Symbols 1. What are Pennsylvania's state symbols? Visit the website below. Look …

    Pennsylvania Symbols1. What are Pennsylvania's state symbols?
    Visit the website below. Look at the different symbols that represent Pennsylvania. Record the state colors, state animal, state tree, and state nickname on your 6-block organizer. Circle Pennsylvania's flag and choose one of Pennsylvania's symbols on your own to research and record information about in the last block of the organizer.
    http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/Pennsylvania/State_Symbols.html
    2. How do the landforms found in PA affect the activities that people do in PA?
    Print this data sheet {Geography Landforms1.doc} and complete the activity below to learn about landforms.
    {learning_about_landforms1.pps}
    Now click on the links below to view two different maps of PA. Circle the landforms on your data sheet that can be found in Pennsylvania.
    PA Landform Map
    PA Relief Map
    Finally, write a paragraph telling about at least two activities that you can do in Pennsylvania because of the landforms it has.
    Pennsylvania's counties
    In the United States, a county is a local level of government below the state. Counties are used in 48 of the 50 states, while Louisiana is divided into parishes and Alaska into boroughs. Counties were set up to make laws at a more local level than the state level. Counties have a government that makes laws and regulations for the people that live in its boundaries. The government of the county is usually in a town called the county seat.
    Pennsylvania is divided into 67 counties. You can see those counties on the map below.
    Array
    Choose two counties that you and your partner are interested in. Find out and record at least 3 interesting facts about those counties from the websites below.
    http://www.pakids.net/pacounties.aspx- Find out how each county got it's name.
    http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/state.cfm&statecode=pa -Find out the population and land area of each county.
    http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/Bah/DAM/counties/county.asp -Click on a county on the map to read a little about it's history.
    2. How does Pennsylvania compare in size to other states?
    State Population-http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/population.shtmll -compare the size of Pennsylvania's population to the other states.
    Pennsylvania City Population- http://www.citypopulation.de/USA-Pennsylvania.html - compare the size of three Pennsylvania cities, Hanover, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg.
    Finish this statements:
    1. Pennsylvania is the _ biggest state in total population.

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  9. page Pennsylvania Today edited Pennsylvania Symbols Visit the website below. Look at the different symbols that represent Pen…

    Pennsylvania Symbols
    Visit the website below. Look at the different symbols that represent Pennsylvania. Record the state colors, state animal, state tree, and state nickname on your 6-block organizer. Circle Pennsylvania's flag and choose one of Pennsylvania's symbols on your own to research and record information about in the last block of the organizer.
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