New Mexico Standards
NM.I. Scientific Thinking and Practice: Understand the processes of scientific investigations and use inquiry and scientific ways of observing, experimenting, predicting, and validating to think critically.
I-B. Understand the processes of scientific investigation and how scientific inquiry results in scientific knowledge.
I-B.3a. Understand that not all investigations result in defensible scientific explanations.
I-C. Use mathematical ideas, tools, and techniques to understand scientific knowledge.
I-C.2a. Use probabilities, patterns, and relationships to explain data and observations.
NM.II. Content of Science: Life Science: Understand the properties, structures, and processes of living things and the interdependence of living things and their environments.
II-C. Understand the structure of organisms and the function of cells in living systems.
II-C.1a. Explain how fossil fuels were formed from animal and plant cells.