Science Standards - Volcano Standards
1. Plate tectonics explains important features of the Earth's
surface and major geologic events.
d. Earthquakes are sudden motions along breaks in the crust
called faults, and volcanoes/fissures are locations where magma reaches
e. Major geologic events, such as earthquakes, volcanic
eruptions, and mountain building result from plate motion.
f. How to explain major features of California geology in terms
of plate tectonics including mountains, faults, volcanoes.
2. Topography is reshaped by weathering
of rock and soil and by the trransportation and deposition of sediment.
d. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, wildlife habitats.
4. many phenomena on the Earth's surface
are affected by the transfer of energy through radiation and convection
c. Heat from Earth's interior reaches the surface primarily
6. Sources of energy and materials differ in amounts,
distribution, usefulness, and the time required fir their formation.
a. The utility of energy sources is determined by factors that
are involved in convertin these sources to useful forms and the
consequences of the conversion process.
7. Scientific progress is made by asking
meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations.
a. Develop a hypothesis.
d. Communicate the steps and results from an investigation in
written reports and verbal presentations.
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Language Arts Standars
1.0 Writing Strategies
Students write clear, coherent, and focused essays. The writing
exhibits students' awareness of the audience and purpose. Essays
contain formal introductions, supporting evidence, and conclusions.
Students progress through the stages of the writing process as needed.
Organization and Focus
1.1 Choose the form of writing (e.g., personal letter, letter
to the editor, review, poem, report, narrative) that best suits the
1.2 Create multiple-paragraph expository compositions:
a. Engage the interest of the reader and state a clear purpose.
b. Develop the topic with supporting details and precise verbs, nouns,
and adjectives to paint a visual image in the mind of the reader.
c. Conclude with a detailed summary linked to the purpose of the
1.3 Use a variety of effective and coherent organizational patterns,
including comparison and contrast; organization by categories; and
arrangement by spatial order, order of importance, or climactic order.
Research and Technology
1.4 Use organizational features of electronic text (e.g., bulletin
boards, databases, keyword searches, e-mail addresses) to locate
1.5 Compose documents with appropriate formatting by using
word-processing skills and principles of design (e.g., margins, tabs,
spacing, columns, page orientation).
Evaluation and Revision
Using the writing strategies of grade six
outlined in Writing Standard 1.0, students:
1.6 Revise writing to improve the organization and consistency of ideas
within and between paragraphs.
2.0 Writing Applications (Genres and Their Characteristics)
Students write narrative, expository, persuasive, and descriptive texts
of at least 500 to 700 words in each genre. Student writing
demonstrates a command of standard American English and the research,
organizational, and drafting strategies outlined in Writing Standard
2.3 Write research reports:
a. Pose relevant questions with a scope narrow enough to be thoroughly
b. Support the main idea or ideas with facts, details, examples, and
explanations from multiple authoritative sources (e.g., speakers,
periodicals, online information searches).
c. Include a bibliography.
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