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Correlations to National Science Standards

Grades K–4
Physical Science – Content Standard B
Properties of Materials

  • Objects, and materials, have many observable properties
  • Objects can be described by the properties of the materials from which they are made and those properties can be used to separate or sort a group of objects or materials.

Earth and Space Science – Content Standard D
Properties of Earth Materials

  • Earth materials are solid rocks and soils, water, and gases of the atmosphere. The varied materials have different physical and chemical properties.
  • Soils have properties of color and texture

Science and Technology – Content Standard E
Understanding About Science and Technology

  • People have always had questions about their world. Science is one way of answering questions and explaining the natural world.

Grades 5–8
Physical Science – Content Standard B
Properties of Materials

  • Substances have characteristic properties

Earth and Space Science – Content Standard D
Properties of Earth Materials

  • Soil consists of weathered rocks and decomposed organic material from dead plants, animals, and bacteria. Soils are often found in layers, with each having a different chemical composition and texture

 

Last updated
October 19, 2009

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