Science Worksheets and Study Guides Eighth Grade. Rocks

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Minnesota Standards

MN.6.13. Reading Benchmarks: Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-12
Craft and Structure
6.13.4.4. Determine the meaning of symbols, equations, graphical representations, tabular representations, 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.
MN.8.1. The Nature of Science and Engineering
8.1.1. The Practice of Science
8.1.1.2. The student will understand that scientific inquiry uses multiple interrelated processes to investigate questions and propose explanations about the natural world.
8.1.1.2.1. Use logical reasoning and imagination to develop descriptions, explanations, predictions and models based on evidence.
MN.8.3. Earth and Space Science
8.3.1. Earth Structure and Processes
8.3.1.2. The student will understand that landforms are the result of the combination of constructive and destructive processes.
8.3.1.2.1. Explain how landforms result from the processes of crustal deformation, volcanic eruptions, weathering, erosion and deposition of sediment.
8.3.1.3. The student will understand that rocks and rock formations indicate evidence of the materials and conditions that produced them.
8.3.1.3.2. Classify and identify rocks and minerals using characteristics including, but not limited to, density, hardness and streak for minerals; and texture and composition for rocks.
8.3.1.3.3. Relate rock composition and texture to physical conditions at the time of formation of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock.

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