This class will look at the natural world from geology to metals to different types of wood and explore how humans use these valuable resources to advance their existence. We will cover different types of rocks and minerals, where they are found, how they are formed, and their uses in society. Where does metal come from? How do humans find/use it? And, what happens to it when we are finished using it? Lastly, wood. Different types of trees are made form different types of wood which humans have found a variety of uses for around the world. From balsa wood to solid oak we will investigate different types of trees, their wood, its uses and value, and if we are sustaining this resource on planet Earth.