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:ESS1:4:2.2. Composition and Features: Students will describe rock as being composed of different combinations of minerals.
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.
NH.PS1. Physical Science: All living and nonliving things are composed of matter having characteristic properties that distinguish one substance from another (independent of size/amount of substance).
S:PS1:4:2.5. Properties: Students will 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).