Benchmark 8B
The Designed World: Materials and Manufacturing
Grades 6-8, page 190

The choice of materials for a job depends on their properties and on how they interact with other materials. Similarly, the usefulness of some manufactured parts of an object depends on how well they fit together with the other parts.

NSES Content Standard D 
Earth and Space Science: Properties of Earth materials
Grades K-4, page 134
Earth materials are solid rocks and soils, water, and the gases of the atmosphere. These varied materials have different physical and chemical properties, which make them useful in different ways, for example, as building materials, as sources of fuel, or for growing the plants we use as food. Earth materials provide many of the resources that humans use.