Science - 2018-19

ES.6 c - Virginia's Resources

The student will investigate and understand the differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources. Key concepts include
c) resources found in Virginia.

Bloom's Levels:  Analyze; Understand

Adopted: 2010


  • The state of Virginia is rich in geologic history and natural resources.

  • I can choose a method of heating my home based on cost and environmental impact.


  • Virginia has many natural resources.
  • In Virginia, major rock and mineral resources include coal for energy, gravel and crushed stone for road construction, silica for electronics, zirconium and titanium for advanced metallurgy, and limestone for making concrete. 


In order to meet this standard, it is expected that students will

c) analyze how Virginia’s production and use of various natural resources has changed over time. Define and cite differences over time especially in the last 150 years.

     evaluate Virginia’s potential as a producer of renewable energy sources.


fuel, energy transformation, combustion, fossil fuel, hydrocarbon, petroleum, refinery, petrochemical, solar energy, hydroelectric power, biomass fuel, gasohol, geothermal energy, nucleus, nuclear fission, reactor vessel, fuel rod, control rod, meltdown, nuclear fusion, efficiency, insulation, energy conservation

Updated: May 30, 2018