New Hampshire Standards
NH.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.
NH.ESS1. Earth Space Science: The Earth and Earth materials, as we know them today, have developed over long periods of time, through constant change processes.
S:ESS1:8:6.1. Rock Cycle: Students will describe the processes of the rock cycle.
S:ESS1:8:6.2. Rock Cycle: Students will explain that sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks contain evidence of the minerals, temperatures, and forces that created them.
S:ESS1:8:6.3. Rock Cycle: Students will explain how sediments of sand and smaller particles, which may contain the remains of organisms, are gradually buried and cemented together by dissolved minerals to form solid rock.
S:ESS1:8:6.4. Rock Cycle: Students will, using data about a rock's physical characteristics, make and support an inference about the rock's history and connection to the rock cycle.
NH.ESS4. Earth Space Science: The growth of scientific knowledge in Earth Space Science has been advanced through the development of technology and is used (alone or in combination with other sciences) to identify, understand and solve local and global issues.
S:ESS4:8:3.2. Local and Global Environmental Issues: Students will explain how to test natural materials to measure and compare their properties.
NH.PS1. Physical Science: All living and nonliving things are composed of matter having characteristic properties that distinguish one substance from another (independent of size/amount of substance).
S:PS1:8:2.5. Properties: Given data about characteristic properties of matter (e.g., melting and boiling points, density, solubility), students will identify, compare, or classify different substances.
NH.SPS1. Science Process Skills: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking Skills
S:SPS1:8:1.5. Making Observations and Asking Questions: Students will apply skills from previous grades and evaluate methods of classification for a specific purpose.
S:SPS1:8:1.7. Making Observations and Asking Questions: Students will apply skills from previous grades and ask questions about relationships between and among observable variables.
S:SPS1:8:5.3. Evaluating Scientific Explanations: Students will apply skills from previous grades and determine what additional information would be helpful in answering the scientific question.
NH.SPS2. Science Process Skills: Unifying Concepts of Science
S:SPS2:8:1.2. Nature of Science: Students will apply skills from previous grades and Realize that when similar investigations give different results, the scientific challenge is to judge whether the differences are trivial or significant, and this often requires more investigations.
NH.SPS4. Science Process Skills: Science Skills for Information, Communication and Media Literacy
S:SPS4:8:8.1. Accountability and Adaptability: Students will apply skills from previous grades and develop and execute a plan to collect and record accurate and complete data from various sources to solve a problem or answer a question; and gather and critically analyze data from a variety of sources.