AK.A1. Science as Inquiry and Process (SA1, SA2, SA3)
 SA1.1. The student demonstrates an understanding of the processes of science by asking questions, predicting, observing, describing, measuring, classifying, making generalizations, inferring and communicating.
 SA1.2. The student demonstrates an understanding of the processes of science by collaborating to design and conduct repeatable investigations, in order to record, analyze (i.e., range, mean, median, mode), interpret data, and present findings. (L)
 SA2.1. The student demonstrates an understanding of the attitudes and approaches to scientific inquiry by recognizing and analyzing differing scientific explanations and models.
AK.D1. Concepts of Earth Science (SD1, SD2, SD3, SD4)
 SD1.1. The student demonstrates an understanding of geochemical cycles by making connections between components of the locally observable geologic environment and the rock cycle. (L)
AK.RST.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-12
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.
AK.SA. Science as Inquiry and Process: A student should understand and be able to apply the processes and applications of scientific inquiry. A student who meets the content standard should:
SA1. Develop an understanding of the processes of science used to investigate problems, design and conduct repeatable scientific investigations, and defend scientific arguments.
AK.SE. Science and Technology: A student should understand the relationships among science, technology, and society. A student who meets the content standard should:
SE2. Develop an understanding that solving problems involves different ways of thinking, perspectives, and curiosity that lead to the exploration of multiple paths that are analyzed using scientific, technological, and social merits.