Student's Resources

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Chemistry Resources

Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements

  • This interactive periodic table provides detailed but easy to understand information for all of the elements. Hold your mouse over an element and the details are provided at the top of the chart. Click the element and you'll get a page you can print.

Chemistry Tutorial Sheets


Shark Distribution (PDF)

  • 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

Shark/Human Interaction (PDF)

  • 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

Shark Coloration (PDF)

  • 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

Shark Length (PDF)

  • 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 (PDF)

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

Earth-Sun Relationships Activity (PDF)

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

Pressure Cups Activity (PDF)

  • Concepts: air pressure.
  • Virginia Science SOLs: 6.6