AK.D1. Concepts of Earth Science (SD1, SD2, SD3, SD4)
 SD2.2. The student demonstrates an understanding of the forces that shape Earth by identifying and describing its layers (i.e., crust, mantle, core).
AK.RST.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-12
Craft and Structure
RST.6-8.4. 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.
AK.SA. Science as Inquiry and Process: A student should understand and be able to apply the processes and applications of scientific inquiry. A student who meets the content standard should:
SA1. Develop an understanding of the processes of science used to investigate problems, design and conduct repeatable scientific investigations, and defend scientific arguments.
AK.SD. Concepts of Earth Science: A student should understand and be able to apply the concepts, processes, theories, models, evidence, and systems of earth and space sciences. A student who meets the content standard should:
SD2. Develop an understanding of the origins, ongoing processes, and forces that shape the structure, composition, and physical history of the Earth.
AK.SE. Science and Technology: A student should understand the relationships among science, technology, and society. A student who meets the content standard should:
SE2. Develop an understanding that solving problems involves different ways of thinking, perspectives, and curiosity that lead to the exploration of multiple paths that are analyzed using scientific, technological, and social merits.