NE.SC 1: INQUIRY, THE NATURE OF SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY: Students will combine scientific processes and knowledge with scientific reasoning and critical thinking to ask questions about phenomena and propose explanations based on gathered evidence.
1.1. Abilities to do Scientific Inquiry
8.1.1. Students will design and conduct investigations that will lead to descriptions of relationships between evidence and explanations.
8.1.1.b. Design and conduct logical and sequential investigations including repeated trials
NE.SC 4: EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES: Students will integrate and communicate the information, concepts, principles, processes, theories, and models of Earth and Space Sciences to make connections with the natural and engineered world.
4.2. Earth Structures and Processes
8.4.2. Students will investigate and describe Earth’s structure, systems, and processes.
8.4.2.f. Describe the rock cycle