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-A. Know the forms and properties of matter and how matter interacts.
II-A.10a. Changes in Matter: Know that chemical reactions can absorb energy (endothermic reactions) or release energy (exothermic reactions).
II-A.8a. Changes in Matter: Describe various familiar physical and chemical changes that occur naturally (e.g., snow melting, photosynthesis, rusting, burning).
II-A.9a. Changes in Matter: Identify factors that influence the rate at which chemical reactions occur (e.g., temperature, concentration).