Rhode Island World-Class Standards
RI.PS1. Physical Science: All living and nonliving things are composed of matter having characteristic properties that distinguish one substance from another (independent of size or amount of substance).
PS1 (K-4) INQ-1. Collect and organize data about physical properties in order to classify objects or draw conclusions about objects and their characteristic properties (e.g., temperature, color, size, shape, weight, texture, flexibility).
PS1 (K-2)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding of characteristic properties of matter by...
1a. Identifying, comparing, and sorting objects by similar or different physical properties (e.g., size, shape, color, texture, smell, weight).
1b. Recording observations/data about physical properties.
PS1 (K-4) SAE-3. Use measures of weight (data) to demonstrate that the whole equals the sum of its parts.
PS1 (K-2)-3. Students demonstrate an understanding of conservation of matter by...
3a. Using simple tools (e.g. balance scale, see-saw) to explore the property of weight.