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.
S4.3. Use fossils to describe the geologic timeline
S4.3.gr6-8.A. Identify major geologic divisions of time
S4.3.gr6-8.B. Categorize the predominant organisms that appear within each major division of geologic time
S4.7. Identify scientific theories about the origin and evolution of the earth and solar system
S4.7.gr6-8.B. Recognize that the sun and planets formed from the accretion of dust and gases
S4.7.gr6-8.C. Identify how planets, such as the Earth, changed after their formation