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I can's:


Science Practices (ongoing evaluation throughout the year)

  • ·         Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations.
  • ·         Design and conduct a scientific investigation.
  • ·         Use appropriate mathematic tools and techniques to gather data and information.
  • ·         Analyze and interpret data.
  • ·         Develop descriptions, models, explanations, and predictions.
  • ·         Think critically and logically to connect evidence and explanations.
  • ·         Communicate scientific procedures and explanations.

Science in the Natural World  (Will have a “P” or “NP” in the gradebook)

  1. I can describe the skills scientists use.
  2. I can describe attitudes that help you think scientifically.
  3. I can explain scientific reasoning.
  4. I can describe scientific inquiry.
  5. I can demonstrate how to design and conduct an experiment.
  6. I can explain scientific theories and laws.
  7. I can explain why scientist use a standard measurement system.
  8. I can explain SI Units of Measure.
  9. I can analyze the math skills and tools scientists use.
  10. I can interpret the appropriate graph to use in order to display data.
  11. I can explain why scientists use models.
  12. I can demonstrate how a model is used.
  13. I can prepare for a lab investigation using safety skills.

Cell Processes and Energy

  1. I can identify how living things get energy from the sun.
  2.  I can describe what happens during photosynthesis.
  3. I can describe what happens during cellular respiration.
  4. I can describe what happens during fermentation.
  5. I can describe what an organism gets from his environment.
  6. I can describe the two parts of an organism’s habitat.
  7. I can explain how an ecosystem is organized.
  8. I can describe the energy roles in an ecosystem.
  9. I can explain how energy moves through an ecosystem.
  10. I can demonstrate the processes in the water cycle.
  11. I can explain how carbon and oxygen cycles are related.
  12. I can describe how nitrogen moves through an ecosystem.
  13. I can identify the six major biomes.
  14. I can describe two major aquatic ecosystems.
  15. I can explain what factors affect species dispersal.


  1. I can describe the contents of the Periodic Table.
  2. I can describe the properties of metals.
  3. I can classify metals.
  4. I can describe the properties of non-metals.
  5. I can explain how non-metals form families.
  6. I can describe what determines an element’s chemistry.
  7. I can explain the formation of ions.
  8. I can demonstrate how ionic compounds are written.
  9. I can explain the properties of ionic compounds.
  10. I can explain how atoms are held together by covalent bonds.
  11. I can identify the properties of molecular compounds.
  12. I can explain how bonded atoms become partially charged.
  13. I can describe how matter can be changed.
  14. I can identify a chemical reaction.
  15. I can describe the information needed for a chemical equation.
  16. I can demonstrate how mass is conserved during a chemical reaction.
  17. I can identify three types of chemical reactions.
  18. I can identify how mixtures are classified.
  19. I can identify how a solution is formed.
  20. I can identify how a concentration is changed.
  21. I can identify factors that affect solubility.
  22. I can identify the properties of acids and bases.
  23. I can identify what ions do to acids and bases to form water.
  24. I can demonstrate the products of neutralization.

Earth Systems

  1. I can describe a river, lake, and pond system.
  2. I can explain how water moves underground.
  3. I can identify how people use groundwater.
  4. I can describe a wetland.
  5. I can explain why a wetland is important.
  6. I can describe surface currents.
  7. I can describe deep currents.
  8. I can describe the composition of the Earth’s atmosphere.
  9. I can explain how water moves through the atmosphere.


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