North Dakota Standards
ND.1. Unifying Concepts: Students understand the unifying concepts and processes of science.
6.1.2. Systems: Identify systems that are composed of subsystems (e.g., solar system, cell, ecosystems)
6.1.3. Constancy and Change: Explain the connection between cause and effect in a system
ND.2. Science Inquiry: Students use the process of science inquiry.
6.2.1. Understandings About Scientific Inquiry: Explain the components of a scientific investigation (e.g., hypothesis, observation, data collection, data interpretation, communication of results, replicable)
6.2.2. Understandings About Scientific Inquiry: Select alternative methods of scientific investigations (e.g., library, internet, field work) to address different kinds of questions.
6.2.4. Abilities Necessary To Do Scientific Inquiry: Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather and analyze data
ND.CC.6-8.RST. Reading Standards for Information Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Craft and Structure
6-8.RST.4. Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.
ND.CC.6-8.WHST. Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
Production and Distribution of Writing
6-8.WHST.4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.