Texas TEKS Standards
TX.112.20. Science, Grade 8.
(8.2) Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses scientific inquiry methods during laboratory and field investigations. The student is expected to:
8.2 (A) Plan and implement comparative and descriptive investigations by making observations, asking well-defined questions, and using appropriate equipment and technology.
8.2 (E) Analyze data to formulate reasonable explanations, communicate valid conclusions supported by the data, and predict trends.
(8.3) Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and problem solving to make informed decisions and knows the contributions of relevant scientists. The student is expected to:
8.3 (A) In all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing, including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those scientific explanations, so as to encourage critical thinking by the student.
(8.9) Earth and space. The student knows that natural events can impact Earth systems. The student is expected to:
8.9 (B) Relate plate tectonics to the formation of crustal features.