South Dakota Standards
SD.8.E. Earth/Space Science: Students will analyze the composition, formative processes, and history of the universe, solar system, and Earth.
8.E.1. Analyze the various structures and processes of the Earth system.
8.E.1.2. Students are able to explain the role of plate tectonics in shaping Earth.
SD.8.N. Nature of Science: Students will explore, evaluate, and communicate personal and scientific investigations to understand the nature of science.
8.N.1. Understand the nature and origin of scientific knowledge.
8.N.1.1. Students are able to differentiate among facts, predictions, theory, and law/principles in scientific investigations.