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.G. Compare and contrast types of rocks formed from different earth processes
S4.1.gr6-8.H. Model and explain the appearance of the earth caused by destructive forces (i.e., weathering and erosion)
S4.2. Differentiate between rock types and mineral types and classify both by how they are formed and the utilization by humans
S4.2.gr6-8.A. Make use of common rock and mineral identification tests to identify rocks and minerals, including common Montana rocks and minerals
S4.2.gr6-8.D. Diagram the interaction between igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks through the rock cycle