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. Analyze and evaluate scientific explanations.
I-C. Use mathematical ideas, tools, and techniques to understand scientific knowledge.
I-C.2a. Use mathematical expressions to represent data and observations collected in scientific investigations.
NM.II. Content of Science: Earth and Space Science: Understand the structure of Earth, the solar system, and the universe, the interconnections among them, and the processes and interactions of Earth's systems.
II-A. Describe how the concepts of energy, matter, and force can be used to explain the observed behavior of the solar system, the universe, and their structures.
II-A.2a. Explain how energy from the sun supports life on Earth.