Next Generation Science Standards and Missouri Learning Standards:
[Earth and Space Science]
6-8.ESS2.C.1 Design and develop a model to describe the cycling of water through Earth’s systems driven by energy from the sun and the force of gravity.

6-8.ESS3.C.2 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.

6-8.ESS3.A  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.

6-8.ESS3.C.1 Analyze data to define the relationship for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.

[Engineering, Technology, and Application of Science]
6-8.ETS1.A  Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.