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Skills available for Missouri eighth-grade science standards

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6-8-ESS1 Earth's Place in the Universe

6-8-ESS2 Earth's Systems

6-8-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity

  • 6-8-ESS3.A Natural Resources

    • 6-8-ESS3-1 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how the uneven distributions of Earth's mineral, energy, and groundwater resources are the result of past and current geoscience processes and human activity.

      • Emphasis is on how these resources are limited and typically non-renewable, and how their distributions are significantly changing as a result of removal by humans. Examples of uneven distributions of resources as a result of past processes include but are not limited to petroleum (locations of the burial of organic marine sediments and subsequent geologic traps), metal ores (locations of past volcanic and hydrothermal activity associated with subduction zones), and soil (locations of active weathering and/or deposition of rock).

  • 6-8-ESS3.B Natural Hazards

    • 6-8-ESS3-2 Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects.

      • Analyze natural hazard maps (6-FF.1)
      • Analyze natural hazard maps (7-FF.1)
      • Analyze natural hazard maps (8-FF.1)
      • Emphasis is on how some natural hazards, such as volcanic eruptions and severe weather, are preceded by phenomena that allow for reliable predictions, but others, such as earthquakes, occur suddenly and with no notice, and thus are not yet predictable. Examples of natural hazards can be taken from interior processes (such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions), surface processes (such as mass wasting and tsunamis), or severe weather events (such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods). Examples of data can include the locations, magnitudes, and frequencies of the natural hazards. Examples of technologies can be global (such as satellite systems to monitor hurricanes or forest fires) or local (such as building basements in tornado-prone regions or reservoirs to mitigate droughts).

  • 6-8-ESS3.C Human Impacts on Earth's Systems

  • 6-8-ESS3.D Global Climate Change