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
S1.5.gr6-8.C. Identify the strengths and weaknesses in a variety of investigations
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.D. Explain the movement of plates over time.
S4.1.gr6-8.E. Explain or model the differences between Oceanic and Continental plates.
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.D. Diagram the interaction between igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks through the rock cycle