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.
MT.S2. Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of properties, forms, changes and interactions of physical and chemical systems.
S2.3. Describe energy and compare and contrast the energy transformations and the characteristics of light, heat, motion, magnetism, electricity, sound and mechanical waves
S2.3.gr6-8.I. Compare and contrast the three types of heat transfer
MT.S3. Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of characteristics, structures and function of living things, the process and diversity of life, and how living organisms interact with each other and their environment.
S3.4. Investigate and explain the interdependent nature of populations and communities in the environment and describe how species in these populations adapt by evolving
S3.4.gr6-8.J. Explain how the fossil record provides evidence of life forms' appearance, diversification, and extinction
MT.S4. Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of the composition, structures, processes and interactions of Earth's systems and other objects in space.
S4.1. Model and explain the internal structure of the earth and describe the formation and composition of earth's external features in terms of the rock cycle and plate tectonics and constructive and destructive forces
S4.1.gr6-8.A. Identify internal structures of the earth and their characteristics
S4.1.gr6-8.B. Model or diagram the internal structure of the earth
S4.1.gr6-8.C. Diagram convection currents inside of the earth
S4.1.gr6-8.D. Explain the movement of plates over time.
S4.1.gr6-8.E. Explain or model the differences between Oceanic and Continental plates.
S4.7. Identify scientific theories about the origin and evolution of the earth and solar system
S4.7.gr6-8.C. Identify how planets, such as the Earth, changed after their formation