New Mexico Standards
NM.II. Content of Science: Physical Science: Understand the structure and properties of matter, the characteristics of energy, and the interactions between matter and energy.
II-B. Know that energy is needed to get things done and that energy has different forms.
II-B.1a. Understand that light is a form of energy and can travel through a vacuum.
II-B.2a. Know that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object and then it is reflected, refracted, or absorbed.
II-B.3a. Measure energy and energy changes (e.g., temperature changes).
II-C. Identify forces and describe the motion of objects.
II-C.3a. Observe that some forces produce motion without objects touching (e.g., magnetic force on nails).
II-C.4a. Describe motion on different time scales (e.g., the slow motion of a plant toward light, the fast motion of a tuning fork).
NM.III. Science and Society: Understand how scientific discoveries, inventions, practices, and knowledge influence, and are influenced by, individuals and societies.
III-A. Describe how science influences decisions made by individuals and societies.
III-A.2a. Know that science produces information for the manufacture and recycling of materials (e.g., materials that can be recycled and others that cannot [gasoline]).