Benchmark 10F
Historical Perspectives: Understanding Fire
Grades 9-12, page 251

Lavoisier invented a whole new field of science based on a theory of materials, physical laws, and quantitative methods, with the conservation of matter at its core. He persuaded a generation of scientists that his approach accounted for the experimental results better than other chemical systems.

See Content Standard G History and Nature of Science (grades 9-12): Historical Perspectives