Chapters1 - Chemical Reactions and Equations
2 - Acids, Bases and Salts
3 - Metals and Non-metals
4 - Carbon and its Compounds
5 - Periodic Classification of Elements
6 - Life Processes
7 - Control and Coordination
8 - How do Organisms Reproduce
9 - Heredity and Evolution
10 - Light - Reflection and Refraction
11 - Human Eye and Colourful World
12 - Electricity
13 - Magnetic Effects of Electric Current
14 - Sources of Energy
15 - Our Environment
16 - Management of Natural Resources
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Chapter 16 - Management of Natural Resources
What changes can you make in your habits to become more environment-friendly?
What would be the advantages of exploiting resources with short-term aims?
Why do you think there should be equitable distribution of resources? What forces would be working against an equitable distribution of our resources?
Why should we conserve forests and wildlife?
Compare the above system with the probable systems in hilly/mountainous areas or plains or plateau regions
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What changes would you suggest in your home in order to be environment-friendly?
Can you suggest some changes in your school which would make it environment-friendly?
We saw in this chapter that there are four main stakeholders when it comes to forests and wildlife. Which among these should have the authority to decide the management of forest produce? Why do you think so?
How can you as an individual contribute or make a difference to the management of forests and wildlife
How can you as an individual contribute or make a difference to the management of water resources
How can you as an individual contribute or make a difference to the management of coal and petroleum
What can you as an individual do to reduce your consumption of the various natural resources?
On the basis of the issues raised in this chapter, what changes would you incorporate in your life-style in a move towards a sustainable use of our resources?
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