New York Standards
NY.P4. The Physical Setting: Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
P4.3: Matter is made up of particles whose properties determine the observable characteristics of matter and its reactivity.
4.3.1. Observe and describe properties of materials, such as density, conductivity, and solubility.
4.3.2. Distinguish between chemical and physical changes.
4.3.3. Develop mental models to explain common chemical reactions and changes in states of matter.