MA.CC.RST.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
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.
MA.ES. EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE
ES.5. Describe how the movement of the earth's crustal plates causes both slow changes in the earth's surface (e.g., formation of mountains and ocean basins) and rapid ones (e.g., volcanic eruptions and earthquakes).
ES.7. Explain and give examples of how physical evidence, such as fossils and surface features of glaciation, supports theories that the earth has evolved over geologic time.
ES.2. Describe the layers of the solid earth, including the lithosphere, the hot convecting mantle, and the dense metallic core.
Heat Transfer in the Earth System
ES.3. Differentiate among radiation, conduction, and convection, the three mechanisms by which heat is transferred through the earth's system.
MA.SIS. SKILLS OF INQUIRY, EXPERIMENTATION, AND DESIGN
SIS6. Communicate procedures and results using appropriate science and technology terminology.