• "I Can" Statements for Student Portfolios

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    I can make observations that can be used to discriminate similar objects and organisms, paying attention to fine detail. (6.1a)

     

     

    I can make precise measurements and consistent measurements and estimations when conducting an investigation. (6.1b)

     

     

    I can create approximate scale models to demonstrate an understanding of distance, volume and quantity. (6.1c)

     

     

     

    I can conduct an investigation that includes a hypothesis that differentiates between independent and dependent variables. (6.1d)

     

     

    I can develop an investigation that tests the validity of predictions and inferences of a hypothesis. (6.1e)

     

     

     

    I can design an investigation in which repeated trials are undertaken and only one variable is manipulated and can explain why it is a sound design for evaluating a hypothesis. (6.1f)

     

     

    I can collect, record, analyze and report data using metric terminology and tools. (6.1g)

     

     

     

    I can use appropriate graphs for my research question to determine if there are patterns in my data. (6.1h)

     

     

     

    I can design a model that explains a sequence, for example, the sequence of events involved in the formation of a cloud. (6.1i)

     

     

    I can identify real world examples where science concepts we are learning are applied. (6.1j)

     

     

     

    I can explain why water is a universal solvent due to polar properties. (6.5a)

     

     

     

    I can model water in three phases and explain how densities differ. (6.5b)

     

     

     

    I can chart, record and describe how water has shaped our local environment by physically and chemically weathering rock and soil and transporting sediments. (6.5 c)

     

     

    I can explain the role of water in agriculture, power generation, and public health. (6.5 e)

     

     

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    I can explain why protecting and maintaining our water resources is necessary to our way of life through monitoring efforts, legislative efforts, and community actions. (6.5 f)

     

     

    I can explain why the type and health of an ecosystem depends on the abiotic factors (6.7 a)

     

     

     

    I can interpret a contour map of Virginia and identify the location and size of Virginia’s regional watershed systems including our local watershed (6.7 b)

     

     

    I can explain and give an example of a divide, tributary, river system, and river and stream process. (6.7 c)

     

     

    I can analyze and explain the function of wetlands and assess the value of wetlands to humans. (6.7 d)

     

     

     

    I can explain what an estuary is and why it is important to people. (6.7 e)

     

     

     

    I can explain major conservation, health, and safety issues associated with watersheds. (6.7 f)

     

     

     

    I can measure, record, and analyze a variety of water quality indicators and describe what they mean to the health of an ecosystem. (6.7 g)

     

     

    I can analyze and explain how convection currents occur and how they distribute thermal energy in the atmosphere and oceans. (6.3c)

     

     

    I can sequence the events taking place in cloud formation. (6.3 d)

     

     

     

    I can describe the role of thermal energy in the formation of hurricanes and thunderstorms. (6.3 e)

     

     

     

    I can identify the composition and physical characteristics of the atmosphere. (6.6 a)

     

     

     

    I can measure and record air temperature, air pressure, and humidity using appropriate units of measurement and tools. (6.6 b)

     

     

    I can explain how the atmospheric conditions change with altitude in terms of temperature and pressure. (6.6 c)

     

     

     

    I can analyze and explain some of the effects that natural events and human activities, especially my actions, may have on weather, atmosphere, and climate. (6.6 d)

     

     

     

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    I can compare and contrast types of precipitation; and weather-related phenomena such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and droughts. (6.6 e)

     

     

    I can interpret a basic weather map, including which direction warm and cold fronts are moving, and make forecasts based on the information presented. (6.6 f)

     

     

    I can analyze and explain the difference in average winter temperatures among areas in the central and western Virginia and cities and counties along the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic coast. (6.5 d)

     

     

    I can compare and contrast potential and kinetic energy through common examples found in the natural environment. (6.2a)

     

     

    I can analyze and describe how solar energy from the ancient past is stored in fossil fuels. (6.2b)

     

     

     

    I can comprehend and apply basic terminology related to energy sources and transformations, such as thermal, radiant, chemical, mechanical, and electrical. (6.2e)

     

     

    I can analyze and interpret a chart or diagram showing Earth’s energy budget and can explain the different types of solar radiation.  (6.3a)

     

     

    I can analyze, model, and explain the greenhouse effect in terms on the energy entering and leaving the atmosphere. (6.3b)

     

     

    I can analyze and describe how solar energy from the ancient past is store in fossil fuels. (6.2 b)

     

     

     

    I can compare and contrast renewable and nonrenewable energy sources (6.2 c/d)

     

     

     

    I can explain the role of water in agriculture, power generation, and public health. (6.5 e)

     

     

     

    I can analyze and explain some of the effects that natural events and human activities, especially my actions, may have on weather, atmosphere, and climate. (6.6 d)

     

     

    I can analyze how renewable and nonrenewable resources are used and managed within the home, school, and community. (6.9 a/b)

     

     

    I can describe the role of local and state conservation professionals in managing naturalresources. (6.9 c)

     

     

    I can analyze reports, articles, and my activities related to waste management and resources used to determine costs and benefits in real-life situations. (6.9 d)

     

     

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    I can describe characteristics of each of the following bodies in our solar system: sun, moon, Earth, other planets and their moons, dwarf planets, meteors, asteroids, and comets. (6.8 a)

     

     

    I can design and interpret a scale model of the solar system.

    (6.8b)

     

     

    I can explain the role of gravity in the solar system keeping planets in orbit around the sun and moons in orbit around planets. (6.8c)

     

     

     

    I can compare and contrast revolution and rotation and apply these terms to the relative movement of planets and their moons. (6.8 d/e)

     

     

     

    I can describe unique characteristics of planet Earth

    and how those characteristics allow living things to exist. (6.8f)

     

     

    I can model and describe how Earth’s axial tilt and its annual orbit around the sun cause the seasons. (6.8 g)

     

     

     

    I can discuss the relationship between gravitational pull of the moon and the cycle of the tides. I can identify the phases of the moon. (6.8 e/h)

     

     

    I can compare and contrast the ideas of Ptolemy, Aristotle, Copernicus, and Galileo related to the solar system. (6.8 i)

     

     

     

    I can create and interpret a timeline highlighting advancements in solar system explorationover the past half century. (6.8 i)