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Using Models & Graphs Designing experiments Literacy Graphs: When graphing scientific data, I can determine which mathematical relationship(s) might fit the graph (and determine the equation of that relationship in the case of a straight line) Diagrams: When solving problems, I draw diagrams that help me better visualize the situation and are labeled with relevant given information. Equations: When I need to perform a calculation, I can identify an appropriate equation and manipulate it to get the answer I need, including units. Procedures: When writing a procedure, I include diagrams and edit my instructions to make sure they are thorough and would be clear to a stranger. Measurement: When collecting experimental data, I measure to the maximum accuracy my tools allow without rounding. Conclusions: I use scientific evidence to support conclusions or explanations. Textbook: I use the textbook as a resource. I use the headings, key terms, and chapter summaries to help me understand class material. Word problems: I visualize the situation in a problem. If I don’t understand a word, I have strategies to make sense of it (e.g., looking at the prefixes & suffixes, using context clues or knowledge of Spanish). Habits for Success Mental approach: I believe that I can solve every problem in this class and understand every concept if I work hard and I am prepared to learn. Collaboration: I seek feedback from my peers and provide constructive feedback to others. Getting help: I ask my teacher questions when I am confused and cannot figure something out on my own. I come to after school sessions whenever it will help me. Real-world connections: I use physics to better understand the world outside of the classroom. Homework: I complete homework thoroughly and thoughtfully and use it to practice the skills and knowledge I need to succeed in physics. Feedback Look at past tests, quizzes, and other assignments. Based on the teacher’s comments, identify one additional goal you will pursue that is not listed above. Additional goal: I don’t know Never Sometimes Always Individualized Learning Plan for Physics Your goal(s) for this skill area