Online Teacher Resources

The following educational resources were created by Nauticus' Education Department. We require that you maintain the copyright notice and cite Nauticus as your source. Please be aware that these activities might not be appropriate for all grades and groups.
These documents are in PDF format. You will need to have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these documents. You can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader by clicking on the image below.


It's Happenin' in Hampton Roads Harbor - Teacher's Manual 2005

  • An Interdisciplinary Unit for Third Grade Students. This manual covers vocabulary, history, geography, mathematics, and ecology relating to our local harbors and includes several classroom activities.
  • A fun, interactive navigation game that reinforces the concepts of cardinal directions, latitude and longitude, geography, and teamwork.
    VA SOLs: K.5, 1.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.6, USI.1g, USI.4, USII.1g, WHI.10a, WHII.4, WG.1.


Shark Distribution

  • Concepts: There are over 350 species of sharks found in the oceans today worldwide. Sharks come in many different sizes, shapes and colors. Some of these factors are dependent on their environment. Virginia Science SOLs: 1.7, 2.5, 2.7, 4.5, LS.9
  • Concepts: Sharks cause fatal injuries to about 12-25 humans per year. Humans kill about 100 million sharks per year. People kill sharks for meat, medicine, oil, skin, and fish food as well as for sport. Sharks have long gestation periods and give birth to small litters of pups. Over harvesting can cause a strong decline in the population. Virginia Science SOLs: 1.7, 2.5, 2.7, 4.5, LS.9
  • Concepts: Many sharks are a grayish or brownish color when seen from above and a paler or whitish color underneath. Some sharks have spots, stripes or seemingly random coloration. Color schemes can help sharks blend in or camouflage with their environment. Virginia Science SOLs: K.4, 3.4, 4.5
  • Concepts: Shark length can be estimated by measuring the enamel of their tooth. Shark teeth vary from one shark to another. Teeth are arranged in multiple rows along the border of the jaw. Virginia Science SOLs: 2.1 4.1, 4.5, 5.1, 6.1


Make A Tornado in a Tube Activity

  • Concepts: vortex, tornado formation. Virginia Science SOLs: 2.6, 4.6, 6.3, ES.13

Earth-Sun Relationships Activity

  • Concepts: rotation. Virginia Science SOLs: K.8, 1.6, 3.8, 6.6, 6.8, ES.3, ES.13

Pressure Cups Activity

  • Concepts: air pressure. Virginia Science SOLs: 6.6

Weather Resources - External Links