Virginia Standards of Learning
VA.5. Virginia 2010 Science Standards of Learning
SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION, REASONING, AND LOGIC
5.1. The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations in which
5.1.a) Items such as rocks, minerals, and organisms are identified using various classification keys.
EARTH PATTERNS, CYCLES, AND CHANGE
5.7. The student will investigate and understand how Earth's surface is constantly changing. Key concepts include
5.7.a) Identification of rock types.
5.7.b) The rock cycle and how transformations between rocks occur.
5.7.e) Changes in Earth's crust due to plate tectonics.
5.7.f) Weathering, erosion, and deposition.