I Can Statements

Student “I Can Statements” for
Science Standards
I can statement
1. I can evaluate arguments and conclusions that use both fact and opinion.
2. I can develop logical and imaginative descriptions, explanations, predictions and
models based on evidence. (
3. I can describe examples of important contributions to science, engineering, and
technology by individuals representing various groups throughout history.
4. I can explain how scientific laws, engineering principles, and society can affect
the design and direction of science and engineering. (
5. I can understand how advances in technology impacts data gathering and
analysis. (
6. I can determine and use appropriate safety procedures, tools, measurements,
graphs, and math skills in Earth and physical science contexts. (
7. I can describe tectonic plates, the force behind their movement, types of plate
movement, and the geological consequences of plate movement. (,, and
8. I can explain how landforms result from the processes of plate movement,
volcanic eruptions, weathering, erosion, deposition, and glacial activity with an
emphasis on Minnesota’s current landscape. ( and
9. I can classify and identify rocks and minerals, and relate their properties to
conditions at the time of their formation. ( and
10. I can interpret the geologic rock column and its fossils to tell the history and
age of geologic and environmental events, and their impact on life forms.
11. I can describe the composition and structure of the atmosphere, and its impact
on weather and climate. (
12. I can describe the water cycle parts, processes, and overall function to
distribute and purify water. ( and
13. I can analyze weather factors, systems, and pattern,s and their effects locally,
regionally, and globally.
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14. I can use maps, satellite images, and other data sets to describe patterns, and
make predictions about local and global systems in the Earth Science context.
15. I can define gravity, and describe its importance in maintaining the structure of
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our solar system. ( and
16. I can compare and contrast the planets and the moons of our solar system in
terms of size, location, and composition. (
17. I can describe the sun as a star in terms of location and size within the Milky
Way galaxy, and its interactions with the Earth and moon (seasons, and
weather/climate patterns). (,,, and
18. I can identify and distinguish between chemical and physical changes of matter
using the particle model of matter. (,, and
19. I can use physical properties to examine, identify, and classify substances and
to separate mixtures. ( and
20. I can recognize the properties of acids and bases, and their relationship to
salts. ( and
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