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Skills available for Virginia sixth-grade science standards

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Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, and Logic

Force, Motion, and Energy


Living Systems

  • 6.7 The student will investigate and understand the natural processes and human interactions that affect watershed systems.

    • a the health of ecosystems and the abiotic factors of a watershed;

    • b the location and structure of Virginia's regional watershed systems;

    • c divides, tributaries, river systems, and river and stream processes;

    • d wetlands;

    • e estuaries;

    • f major conservation, health, and safety issues associated with watersheds; and

    • g water monitoring and analysis using field equipment including hand-held technology.

Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems

Earth Resources

  • 6.9 The student will investigate and understand public policy decisions relating to the environment.

    • a management of renewable resources;

    • b management of nonrenewable resources;

    • c the mitigation of land-use and environmental hazards through preventive measures; and

    • d cost/benefit tradeoffs in conservation policies.