7.2.3 Ask questions to identify constraints of specific geologic hazards and evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining the stability of human-engineered structures, such as homes, roads, and bridges.
7.2.4 Develop and use a scale model of the matter in the Earth's interior to demonstrate how differences in density and chemical composition (silicon, oxygen, iron, and magnesium) cause the formation of the crust, mantle, and core.
7.2.5 Ask questions and analyze and interpret data about the patterns between plate tectonics and: (1) The occurrence of earthquakes and volcanoes.(2) Continental and ocean floor features. (3) The distribution of rocks and fossils.
7.5.2 Analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record thatdocument the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of life forms throughout the history of life on Earth, under the assumption that natural laws operate today as in the past.
7.5.3 Construct explanations that describe the patterns of body structure similarities and differences within modern organisms and between ancient and modern organisms to infer possible evolutionary relationships.