North Dakota Standards
ND.2. Science Inquiry: Students use the process of science inquiry.
8.2.2. Abilities Necessary To Do Scientific Inquiry: Use evidence to generate descriptions, explanations, predictions, and Models
ND.5. Earth and Space Science: Students understand the basic concepts and principles of earth and space science.
8.5.2. Geologic Processes: Understand the rock cycle
8.5.5. Geologic Processes: Identify evidence for plate tectonics theory (e.g., fit of continents, location of earthquakes, volcanoes, mid-ocean ridge, plate boundaries)
ND.CC.6-8.RST. Reading Standards for Information Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Craft and Structure
6-8.RST.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.