NV.E.8.C. Earth's Composition and Structure (Earth and Space Science Unifying Concept C): Students understand that landforms result from a combination of constructive and destructive processes.
E.8.C.2. Geologic Processes: Students know rocks at Earth's surface weather, forming sediments that are buried, then compacted, heated and often recrystallized into new rock. E/S
E.8.C.5. Geologic Processes: Students know how geologic processes account for state and regional topography. E/S
NV.N.8.A. Scientific Inquiry (Nature of Science Unifying Concept A): Students understand that scientific knowledge requires critical consideration of verifiable evidence obtained from inquiry and appropriate investigations.
N.8.A.2. Record-keeping: Students know how to critically evaluate information to distinguish between fact and opinion. E/S
N.8.A.3. Accuracy: Students know different explanations can be given for the same evidence. E/S
N.8.A.6. Models: Students know scientific inquiry includes evaluating results of scientific investigations, experiments, observations, theoretical and mathematical models, and explanations proposed by other scientists. E/S