LA.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.
LA.ESS-M. Earth and Space Science: The students will develop an understanding of the properties of earth materials, the structure of the Earth system, the Earth's history, and the Earth's place in the universe.
ESS-M-A5. Structure of the Earth: identifying the characteristics and uses of minerals and rocks and recognizing that rocks are mixtures of minerals. (2, 3, 4)
ESS-M-A6. Structure of the Earth: explaining the processes involved in the rock cycle. (1, 4)
GLE-M-16. Grade Level Expectation: Structure of Earth: Compare the physical characteristics of rock and mineral specimens to observe that a rock is a mixture of minerals (ESS-M-A5)
GLE-M-18. Grade Level Expectation: Structure of Earth: Describe how sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks form and change in the rock cycle (ESS-M-A6)
LA.SI-M. Science as Inquiry: The students will do science by engaging in partial and full inquiries that are within their developmental capabilities.
GLE-M-13. Grade Level Expectation: The Abilities Necessary to Do Scientific Inquiry: Identify patterns in data to explain natural events (SI-M-A4)
GLE-M-17. Grade Level Expectation: The Abilities Necessary to Do Scientific Inquiry: Recognize that there may be more than one way to interpret a given set of data, which can result in alternative scientific explanations and predictions (SI-M-A6)
GLE-M-27. Grade Level Expectation: Understanding Scientific Inquiry: Recognize that science uses processes that involve a logical and empirical, but flexible, approach to problem solving (SI-M-B1)
GLE-M-38. Grade Level Expectation: Understanding Scientific Inquiry: Explain that, through the use of scientific processes and knowledge, people can solve problems, make decisions, and form new ideas (SI-M-B6)
SI-M-A4. The Abilities Necessary to do Scientific Inquiry: developing descriptions, explanations, and graphs using data. (1, 2, 3, 4)
SI-M-B4. Understanding Scientific Inquiry: using data and logical arguments to propose, modify, or elaborate on principles and models. (1, 2, 3, 4)