ID.8-9.ES. Earth Science
8-9.ES.1. Nature of Science: Students exercise the basic tenets of scientific investigation, make accurate observations, exercise critical thinking skills, apply proper scientific instruments of investigation and measurement tools, and communicate results in problem solving. Students evaluate the validity of information by utilizing the tools of scientific thinking and investigation. Students summarize their findings by creating lab reports using technical writing including graphs, charts, and diagrams to communicate the results of investigations.
8-9.ES.1.6. Understand Scientific Inquiry and Develop Critical Thinking Skills
8.ES.1.6.2. The student will be able to utilize the components of scientific problem solving to design, conduct, and communicate results of investigations. (649.01b)
8-9.ES.1.8. Understand Technical Communication
8.ES.1.8.1. The student will be able to analyze technical writing, graphs, charts, and diagrams. (658.02a)
ID.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.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
RST.6-8.7. Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).