MS.4. Earth and Space Science: Establish connections among Earth's layers including the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere.
4.a. Compare and contrast the relative positions and components of the Earth's crust (e.g., mantle, liquid and solid core, continental crust, oceanic crust). (DOK 1)
4.b. Draw conclusions about historical processes that contribute to the shaping of planet Earth. (DOK 3)
4.b.1. Movements of the continents through time
4.b.2. Continental plates, subduction zones, trenches, etc.
MS.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.