connecting the paper chain

Taking care of the earth is very important to all of us right here in San Mateo County. Can you make the connections between nature and the things you use every day?

When you use a piece of paper, for example, you are using a natural resource from the earth.

Some of our natural resources are plants, animals, decomposers, soil and water. Humans use natural resources all the time, but it is important that they are kept in balance. By reducing and recycling, you are helping to maintain healthy natural resources.

Every item you use is connected to natural resources. Follow the paper chain and find out how a piece of paper is connected to each natural resource shown in the picture to the right. Start by clicking on plants.

See how this site ties into California Content Standards (PDF)

plants water Plants Soil Decomposers Water Animals


What can you do?