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:ESS1:8:2.2. Composition and Features: Students will describe use geological evidence provided to support the idea that Earth's crust/lithosphere is composed of plates that move.
S:ESS1:8:5.1. Processes and Rates of Change: Students will explain that the Earth's crust is divided into plates which move at extremely slow rates in response to movements in the mantle.
S:ESS1:8:5.2. Processes and Rates of Change: Students will explain how Earth events, abruptly and over time, can bring about changes on Earth's surface (e.g., landforms, ocean floor, rock features, climate).
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:ESS1:8:6.4. 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.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.