Science Worksheets and Study Guides Eighth Grade. Rocks

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Montana Standards

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.
MT.S1. Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate the ability to design, conduct, evaluate, and communicate results and reasonable conclusions of scientific investigations.
S1.1. Identify a question, determine relevant variable and a control, formulate a testable hypothesis, plan and predict the outcome of an investigation, safely conduct scientific investigation, and compare and analyze data
S1.1.gr6-8.G. Formulate a plan to test the hypothesis that includes materials, procedures, control, variables, safety precautions, data collection and analysis methods
S1.3. Review, communicate and defend results of investigations, including considering alternative explanations.
S1.3.gr6-8.D. Compare the differences between student collected data
S1.5. Identify strengths and weakness in an investigation design.
S1.5.gr6-8.A. Identify the essential components of investigation design (i.e. sample size and selection, repetition, controls)
S1.5.gr6-8.B. Explain the purpose of each essential component and why you must plan an investigation
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.
S4.1. Model and explain the internal structure of the earth and describe the formation and composition of earth's external features in terms of the rock cycle and plate tectonics and constructive and destructive forces
S4.1.gr6-8.G. Compare and contrast types of rocks formed from different earth processes
S4.2. Differentiate between rock types and mineral types and classify both by how they are formed and the utilization by humans
S4.2.gr6-8.A. Make use of common rock and mineral identification tests to identify rocks and minerals, including common Montana rocks and minerals
S4.2.gr6-8.D. Diagram the interaction between igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks through the rock cycle

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