South Carolina Standards
SC.8-3. Earth's Structure and Processes: The student will demonstrate an understanding of materials that determine the structure of Earth and the processes that have altered this structure. (Earth Science)
8-3.2. Explain how scientists use seismic waves - primary, secondary, and surface waves - and Earth's magnetic fields to determine the internal structure of Earth.
8-3.3. Infer an earthquake's epicenter from seismographic data.
8-3.6. Explain how the theory of plate tectonics accounts for the motion of the lithospheric plates, the geologic activities at the plate boundaries, and the changes in landform areas over geologic time.
8-3.7. Illustrate the creation and changing of landforms that have occurred through geologic processes (including volcanic eruptions and mountain-building forces).
8-3.8. Explain how earthquakes result from forces inside Earth.
SC.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).