This pack addresses or compliments your teaching of the following Virginia standards for science 4.9. It includes foldables, worksheets, notepages, graphic organizers, cut and paste activities and more.
• Virginia is rich in a wide variety of natural resources, including forests, arable (farmable) land, coal, sand and aggregates (rocks), wildlife and aquatic organisms, clean water and air, and beautiful scenery.
• A watershed is an area over which surface water (and the materials it carries) flows to a single collection place. The Chesapeake Bay watershed covers approximately half of Virginia’s land area. The other two major watershed systems are the Gulf of Mexico and the North Carolina Sounds.
• Virginia’s water resources include groundwater, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, bays, and the Atlantic Ocean.
• Virginia has a great variety of plant and animal resources.
• Natural and cultivated forests are a widespread resource in Virginia.
• Virginia’s soil and land support a great variety of life, provide space for many economic activities, and offer a variety of recreational opportunities.
• compare and contrast natural and human-made resources.
• distinguish among rivers, lakes, and bays; describe characteristics of each; and name an example of each in Virginia.
• create and interpret a model of a watershed. Evaluate the statement: “We all live downstream.”
• identify watershed addresses.
• recognize the importance of Virginia’s mineral resources, including coal, limestone, granite, and sand and gravel.
• appraise the importance of natural and cultivated forests in Virginia.
• describe a variety of soil and land uses important in Virginia.
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