KS.1. Science as Inquiry: The student will develop the abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry and develop an understanding of scientific inquiry.
1.1. The student will demonstrate the abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry.
1.1.2. The student actively engages in investigations, including developing questions, gathering and analyzing data, and designing and conducting research.
1.1.4. The student actively engages in conducting an inquiry, formulating and revising his or her scientific explanations and models (physical, conceptual, or mathematical) using logic and evidence, and recognizing that potential alternative explanations and models should be considered.
KS.4. Earth and Space Science: The student will develop an understanding of energy in the earth system, geochemical cycles, the formation and organization of the earth system, the dynamics of the earth/moon/sun system, and the organization and development of the universe.
4.1. The student will develop an understanding of the sources of energy that power the subsystems and cycles of the dynamic earth: the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere.
4.1.2. The student understands the theory of Plate Tectonics explains that internal energy drives the earth's ever changing structure.
KS.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.