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)
8-3.1. Summarize the three layers of Earth - crust, mantle, and core - on the basis of relative position, density, and composition.
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.