New Mexico Standards
NM.II. Content of Science: Physical Science: Understand the structure and properties of matter, the characteristics of energy, and the interactions between matter and energy.
II-B. Explain the physical processes involved in the transfer, change, and conservation of energy.
II-B.1a. Know how various forms of energy are transformed through organisms and ecosystems, including: sunlight and photosynthesis; energy transformation in living systems (e.g., cellular processes changing chemical energy to heat and motion); and effect of mankind's use of energy and other activities on living systems (e.g., global warming, water quality).