Rhode Island Standards
RI.PS1. Physical Science: All living and nonliving things are composed of matter having characteristic properties that distinguish one substance from another (independent of size or amount of substance).
PS1 (5-8) MAS-5. Given graphic or written information, classify matter as atom/molecule or element/compound (Not the structure of an atom).
PS1 (7-8)-5. Students demonstrate an understanding of the structure of matter by...
5c. Interpreting the symbols and formulas of simple chemical equations.
5d. Using symbols and chemical formulas to show simple chemical rearrangements that produce new substances (chemical change).