ME.D. The Physical Setting: Students understand the universal nature of matter, energy, force, and motion and identify how these relationships are exhibited in Earth Systems, in the solar system, and throughout the universe.
D.3. Matter and Energy: Students describe physical and chemical properties of matter, interactions and changes in matter, and transfer of energy through matter.
D.3.a. Describe that all matter is made up of atoms and distinguish between/among elements, atoms, and molecules.
D.3.e. Explain how atoms are packed together in arrangements that compose all substances including elements, compounds, mixtures, and solutions.