Academic Standards for
A Model Aquifer

Eighth Grade Standards


Nebraska Science Standards

8.4.3 By the end of eighth grade, students will develop an understanding of regulation and behavior.
Example Indicators:

  • Investigate and explain how organisms' behaviors enhance their abilities to obtain and use resources, grow, and reproduce.
  • Investigate and examine how an organism senses change in its internal or external environment and responds to keep conditions within a required range.
  • Investigate and explain how behavior is a response to internal and external stimuli determined by heredity and experience.
  • Investigate and explain how an organism's behavior evolves through environmental adaptation.

8.7.2 By the end of eighth grade, students will develop an understanding of relationships among populations, resources, and environments.
Example Indicators:

  • Investigate and describe how population levels affect resources and the environment.
  • Investigate and understand that the causes of environmental degradation and resource depletion vary locally and globally.

8.5.1 By the end of eighth grade, students will develop an understanding of the structure of the earth.
Example Indicators:

  • Investigate and describe the crust, mantle, and core of the earth.
  • Investigate and describe how a combination of constructive and destructive forces create land forms.
  • Investigate and describe the composition of soils.
  • Investigate and describe the water cycle.
  • Investigate and describe the composition of the atmosphere at different altitudes.
  • Investigate and describe the influence of topography, location, and oceans on climate.
  • Investigate and describe the effect of living organisms on weathering and the atmosphere.

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