New Hampshire Standards
NH.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).
NH.ESS1. Earth Space Science: The Earth and Earth materials, as we know them today, have developed over long periods of time, through constant change processes.
S:ESS1:8:2.2. Composition and Features: Students will describe use geological evidence provided to support the idea that Earth's crust/lithosphere is composed of plates that move.
S:ESS1:8:5.1. Processes and Rates of Change: Students will explain that the Earth's crust is divided into plates which move at extremely slow rates in response to movements in the mantle.
S:ESS1:8:5.2. Processes and Rates of Change: Students will explain how Earth events, abruptly and over time, can bring about changes on Earth's surface (e.g., landforms, ocean floor, rock features, climate).
NH.ESS4. Earth Space Science: The growth of scientific knowledge in Earth Space Science has been advanced through the development of technology and is used (alone or in combination with other sciences) to identify, understand and solve local and global issues.
S:ESS4:8:1.1. Design Technology: Students will describe ways in which technology has increased our understanding of the world in which we live.
S:ESS4:8:3.3. Local and Global Environmental Issues: Students will explain how technologies can reduce the environmental impact of natural disasters.
NH.SPS1. Science Process Skills: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking Skills
S:SPS1:8:1.7. Making Observations and Asking Questions: Students will apply skills from previous grades and ask questions about relationships between and among observable variables.
S:SPS1:8:5.3. Evaluating Scientific Explanations: Students will apply skills from previous grades and determine what additional information would be helpful in answering the scientific question.
NH.SPS2. Science Process Skills: Unifying Concepts of Science
S:SPS2:8:1.2. Nature of Science: Students will apply skills from previous grades and Realize that when similar investigations give different results, the scientific challenge is to judge whether the differences are trivial or significant, and this often requires more investigations.
NH.SPS4. Science Process Skills: Science Skills for Information, Communication and Media Literacy
S:SPS4:8:1.3. Information and Media Literacy: Students will apply skills from previous grades and use appropriate tools to analyze and synthesize information (e.g., diagrams, flow charts, frequency tables, bar graphs, line graphs, stem-and-leaf plots) to draw conclusions and implications based on investigations of an issue or question.
S:SPS4:8:3.3. Critical Thinking and Systems Thinking: Students will apply skills from previous grades and make sketches, graphs, and diagrams to explain ideas and to demonstrate the interconnections between systems.
S:SPS4:8:8.1. Accountability and Adaptability: Students will apply skills from previous grades and develop and execute a plan to collect and record accurate and complete data from various sources to solve a problem or answer a question; and gather and critically analyze data from a variety of sources.