New Hampshire College and Career Ready Standards
NH.SPS1. Science Process Skills: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking Skills
S:SPS1:4:1.5. Making Observations and Asking Questions: Students will apply skills from previous grades and classify according to several attributes and describe or show the method for classification.
S:SPS1:4:1.6. Making Observations and Asking Questions: Students will apply skills from previous grades and compare methods of classifying based on the goal.
NH.ESS1. Earth Space Science: The Earth and Earth materials, as we know them today, have developed over long periods of time, through constant change processes.
S:ESS1:4:2.4. Composition and Features: Students will given certain Earth materials (soils, rocks, or minerals) use physical properties to sort, classify, and/or describe them.
S:ESS1:4:6.2. Rock Cycle: Students will distinguish between the three categories of rocks (metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary) and describe the processes that create them.
S:ESS1:4:6.3. Rock Cycle: Students will identify minerals by their physical properties, such as color, texture and cleavage, and describe simple tests used in the identification process.