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.
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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.
"Navigating The Waters" Educational Resource CD View Screenshot
"Navigating the Waters" introduces you to the world of marine navigation. This CD covers navigational history from papyrus boats to the future of GPS. You'll find over 100 lesson plans, more than 600 external links, free software, an extensive image gallery, complete e-books, biographies of navigators and detailed accounts of navigational history.
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
Shark Resources - External Links
- Concepts: vortex, tornado formation. Virginia Science SOLs: 2.6, 4.6, 6.3, ES.13
- Concepts: rotation. Virginia Science SOLs: K.8, 1.6, 3.8, 6.6, 6.8, ES.3, ES.13
- Concepts: air pressure. Virginia Science SOLs: 6.6
Weather Resources - External Links
- Virginia Department Of Emergency Management
- Zeus' Web Teacher's Troposphere
- FEMA For Kids Homepage
- Discovery Channel - Extreme Weather: Tornado
- FirstGov For Kids
- Jetstream - An Online Weather School presented by NOAA
- WAVY.COM - Weather
- CIA Fact Book - Arctic Ocean
- CIA Fact Book - Atlantic Ocean
- CIA Fact Book - Indian Ocean
- CIA Fact Book - Pacific Ocean
- CIA Fact Book - Southern Ocean