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[PS1] Matter and Its Interaction

SCI-05.PS1.03 Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.

Clarification Statement: Examples of materials to be identified could include baking soda and other powders, metals, minerals, and liquids. Examples of properties could include density, color, hardness, reflectivity, electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, response to magnetic forces, and solubility.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
Measurements of a variety of properties can be used to identify materials. (Boundary: At this grade level no attempt is made to define the unseen particles or explain the atomicscale mechanism of evaporation and condensation.)

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