New Mexico Standards
NM.I. Scientific Thinking and Practice: Understand the processes of scientific investigations and use inquiry and scientific ways of observing, experimenting, predicting, and validating to think critically.
I-A. Use scientific methods to develop questions, design and conduct experiments using appropriate technologies, analyze and evaluate results, make predictions, and communicate findings.
I-A.2a. Use a variety of technologies to gather, analyze and interpret scientific data.
I-B. Understand the processes of scientific investigation and how scientific inquiry results in scientific knowledge.
I-B.1a. Examine alternative explanations for observations.
NM.II. Content of Science: Earth and Space Science: Understand the structure of Earth, the solar system, and the universe, the interconnections among them, and the processes and interactions of Earth's systems.
II-B. Describe the structure of Earth and its atmosphere and explain how energy, matter, and forces shape Earth's systems.
II-B.1a. Describe the role of pressure (and heat) in the rock cycle.
NM.III. Science and Society: Understand how scientific discoveries, inventions, practices, and knowledge influence, and are influenced by, individuals and societies.
III-A. Explain how scientific discoveries and inventions have changed individuals and societies.
III-A.2a. Describe how scientific information can help to explain environmental phenomena (e.g., floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, fire, extreme weather).
III-A.4a. Critically analyze risks and benefits associated with technologies related to energy production.