NEW JERSEY CORE CURRICULUM CONTENT STANDARDS FOR SCIENCE
STANDARD 5.8 (Earth Science) All students will gain an understanding of the
structure, dynamics, and geophysical systems of the earth.
A. Earth's Properties and Materials
-Observe that most rocks and soils are made of several substances or
C. Processes that Shape the Earth
-Summarize the process involved in the rock cycle and describe the
characteristics of the rocks involved.
-Recognize that moving water, wind, and ice continually shape the Earth's
surface by eroding rock and soil in some areas and depositing them in
-Show how successive layers of sedimentary rock and the fossils contained
in them can be used to confirm the age, history, changing life forms, and
geology of Earth.