Valley & Ridge

Updated 10/4/2010

McCormick’s mill wasn’t working when we were there, so we wanted to show you how it works with this interactive diagram.  Rollover different parts to find out more about the.  Click the blue button to see something new.  Click the red arrow to go back and review!    

SOL Correlation:


2.3 The student will identify and compare changes in community life over time in terms of buildings, jobs, transportation, and population.


2.7 The student will describe the differences between natural resources (water, soil, wood, and coal), human resources (people at work), and capital resources (machines, tools, and buildings).


3.2a The student will investigate and understand simple machines and their uses.  Key concepts include a) types of simple machines (lever, screw, pulley, wheel and axle, inclined plane, and wedge);


3.7 The student will explain how producers use natural resources (water, soil, wood, and coal), human resources (people at work), and capital resources (machines, tools, and buildings) to produce goods and services for consumers.


3.11b The student will investigate and understand different sources of energy. Key concepts include b) sources of energy (sunlight, water, wind);


4.8a The student will investigate and understand important Virginia natural resources.  Key concepts include a) watershed and water resources;