Science Worksheets and Study Guides Eighth Grade. Plate tectonics

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Next Generation Science Standards

MS-ESS2. Earth’s Systems - Students who demonstrate understanding can:
MS-ESS2-3. Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.
MS-ESS2.DCI. Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth
ESS1.C:1. Tectonic processes continually generate new ocean sea floor at ridges and destroy old sea floor at trenches. (HS.ESS1.C GBE) (secondary to MS-ESS2-3)
ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems
ESS2.A:1. All Earth processes are the result of energy flowing and matter cycling within and among the planet’s systems. This energy is derived from the sun and Earth’s hot interior. The energy that flows and matter that cycles produce chemical and physical changes in Earth’s materials and living organisms. (MS-ESS2-1)
ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions
ESS2.B:1. Maps of ancient land and water patterns, based on investigations of rocks and fossils, make clear how Earth’s plates have moved great distances, collided, and spread apart. (MS-ESS2-3)