New Mexico Standards
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.
II-C.2a. Describe the differences between substances that were produced by living organisms (e.g., fossil fuels) and substances that result from nonliving processes (e.g., igneous rocks).