We have compiled one of our most comprehensive resources that clearly outlines our nation's Natural Resources, and what processes take place to turn them into the products we use. Then, we explore the Life Cycle of everyday products that we use from the manufacturing process to how the product is disposed of at its life's end. Finally we look at management of the waste that we all create including: landfill, incineration, hazardous waste, source reduction, recycling and composting initiatives. Contents include: Natural Resources, Product Life Cycles, Exploration Extraction Processing, and Waste Management. This Earth Science lesson provides a teacher and student section with reading passages, activities and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.