Over the course of this year, students will be responsible for selecting and posting evidence of understanding for each of the subject areas below. Evidence should be supported with student justification and should be made accessible in a web page format with hyperlinks to scanned images, written pieces, photographs, or other web based technologies.

Student Portfolio Criteria List

Name:

Performance Objectives

Date Selected

Evidence selected

Reason for selecting evidence

1

Conduct an authentic scientific inquiry into local geology

1a

Develop a question stating variables that can be investigated

 

 

 

1b

Determine experimental method (valid and reliable)

 

 

 

1c

Collect data and graph using computer software

 

 

 

1d

Draw multiple of conclusions from data

 

 

 

1e

Provide support for conclusions drawn

 

 

 

1f

Create presentation communicating results

 

 

 

 

2

Identify common rocks and minerals and their formulas

2a

Create a dichotomous key for rock identification

 

 

 

2b

Create a model of the rock cycle

 

 

 

 

3

Understand Plate Tectonics

3a

Summarize Plate Tectonics

 

Presentation on Plate Tectonics

Teacher required

3b

Create model of Earths structure

 

 

 

3c

Recreate evidence for plate tectonics

 

 

 

 

4

Create and Read Maps

4a

Use Trigonometry and a sighting compass

 

 

 

4b

Interpret geologic and topographic maps

 

 

 

4c

Create a scale map of a local area

 

 

 

 

5

 Understand hazards associated with living next to a plate boundary

5a

Assess the hazards associated with a plate boundary

 

 

 

5b

Produce informative document for citizens living near the plate boundary assessed

 

 

 

 

6

Comprehend geologic history

6a

Create a model of time

 

 

 

6b

Differentiate between absolute and relative time

 

 

 

6c

 Evaluate evidence for the age of the Earth

 

 

 

 

7

Changing Earth

7a

 

 

 

 

7b

 

 

 

 

         

Dave Lewis

Mount Baker High School Science Department

email: dlewis@mtbaker.wednet.edu

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