ME.D. The Physical Setting: Students understand the universal nature of matter, energy, force, and motion and identify how these relationships are exhibited in Earth Systems, in the solar system, and throughout the universe.
D.3. Matter and Energy: Students describe the structure, behavior, and interactions of matter at the atomic level and the relationship between matter and energy.
D.3.a. Describe the structure of atoms in terms of neutrons, protons, and electrons and the role of the atomic structure in determining chemical properties.