Rhode Island World-Class Standards
RI.ESS1. Earth and Space Science: The earth and earth materials as we know them today have developed over long periods of time, through continual change processes.
ESS1 (K-4) INQ-1. Given certain earth materials (soils, rocks or minerals) use physical properties to sort, classify, and describe them.
ESS1 (3-4)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding of earth materials by...
1a. Describing, comparing, and sorting rocks, soils, and minerals by similar or different physical properties (e.g., size, shape, color, texture, smell, weight, temperature, hardness, composition).
1c. Citing evidence (e.g., prior knowledge, data) to support why rocks, soils, or minerals are classified/not classified together.
1d. Identifying the four basic materials of the earth (water, soil, rocks, air).