Virginia Earth ScienceInteractive SOL Review All subjects By Rebecca Brindley
Metric System Click picture to read and answer questions about the metric system.
Triple Beam Balance Click to learn about balances and how to read them. Make sure to practice.
Reading a Graduated Cylinder Click the picture to learn how to read graduated cylinders. Click to get a copy of a worksheet for more practice.
Density = Mass (g) / Volume (cm3or ml) Click on the picture to practice calculating densities of different objects using water displacement.. Click here to complete following lab with worksheet.
Contour Maps Read About It Click to learn how to read a contour (topographic) map. Practice Click each line to practice reading contour (topographic) maps. Rule of V’s Determining Point Elevations Labeling Contours Depression Contours Gradients More Labeling Contours
Drawing Isopleths Isopleth: a line of equal value Click the image below to learn how to perform a contour analysis. Before After
Rocks and Minerals Read About Rocks Click to read about and answer questions on rocks. Read About Minerals Click to read about minerals. Click to read about physical properties of minerals.
Plate Tectonics Click on picture to read and learn about plate tectonics.
Volcanoes Click picture to learn about different types of volcanoes.
Earthquakes Click picture to read and learn about earthquakes. Click to print out a worksheet to go with the lab.
Seismic Waves Click picture to view p-wave and s-wave motions.
How a Seismic Graph Works Click picture to see how a seismic graph functions.
Types of Faults Click the picture to see different types of faults.
Groundwater and the Water Cycle Click to learn about groundwater. Click the picture to learn about the Water Cycle
Weathering and Erosion Click picture to read and learn about Mechanical/Physical and Chemical Weathering
Oceanography This is an introduction to oceanography. Measuring the depths of the oceans, ocean floor features and Surface Ocean Currents Print out the following worksheets: Activity Worksheet 1 Activity Worksheet 2 Click here to go to the lab. Make sure you read the directions and information on the screen. For Exercise 2 you will not use Figure 13.9 on p. 365, instead you will use the picture on the next slide. For Exercise 3 (the surface ocean currents map) you will not use Figure 15.3 on page 413 instead you will use the map on the next slide or click here.
Upwelling Click picture to read and learn about upwelling.
Moon Phases Print out the following worksheet: Activity worksheet Click here to go to the lab Take notes as you read. Different Moon Phases create different tides as well as cause different eclipses.
Solar Eclipse Moon phase: New Moon’s umbra (shadow) hits Earth’s surface and makes it look like the moon covers the sun Look at picture below Part of Sun seen: Corona Look at Corona using polarized lenses (or eyes will be severely damaged). Look at picture below
Lunar Eclipse Moon phase: Full Moon passes into Earth’s umbra (shadow) Look at picture below Part of Moon seen: All of the Moon has a reddish color Look at picture below
Layers of the Atmosphere Click the picture to read and learn about the layers of our atmosphere. Use the green arrows on the screen that will appear to advance slides.
The Atmosphere Click for Composition of the Atmosphere. Click for Variable Gases of Atmosphere. Click for Early Atmosphere.
Interactive Layers of Atmosphere Click picture to interact with different variables.
Temperature Phenomena This lab is an introduction to the Sun's radiation and heating of the atmosphere, albedo, and daily mean temperature and daily range. Print out the following worksheet: Activity worksheet Click here to go to the lab Take notes as you read.
Atmospheric Pressure Click picture to read about pressure.
Meteoroid, Meteor, Meteorite Meteoroid: Sand to boulder sized particles in space. Meteor: Visible path left by meteoroid as it burns up in Earth’s atmosphere (a.k.a. a “shooting star”). Meteorite: Piece of meteoroid that didn’t burn up in atmosphere and struck Earth’s surface.
Star Life Cycle Click on picture to learn about the life cycle of a star.
3 Types of Galaxies Spiral flat roating disk with stars, gas and dust with a center bulge with spiral arms. Our Galaxy the Milky Way Galaxy Elliptical All bulge with no disk Irregulars No symmetric shape, no clear bulge or disk