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STANDARDS – Geology Exploration 2017-04-28T14:32:31+00:00

Geology Exploration K-8 Florida Standards

KINDERGARTEN
SC.K.N.1.1: Collaborate with a partner to collect information.
SC.K.N.1.2: Make observations of the natural world and know that they are descriptors collected using the five senses.
SC.K.P.8.1Sort objects by observable properties, such as size, shape, color, temperature (hot or cold), weight (heavy or light) and texture.
SC.K.P.9.1: Recognize that the shape of materials such as paper and clay can be changed by cutting, tearing, crumpling, smashing, or rolling.

1st GRADE
SC.1.E.6.1: Recognize that water, rocks, soil, and living organisms are found on Earth’s surface.
SC.1.E.6.3: Recognize that some things in the world around us happen fast and some happen slowly.
SC.1.N.1.1: Raise questions about the natural world, investigate them in teams through free exploration, and generate appropriate explanations based on those explorations.
SC.1.N.1.2: Using the five senses as tools, make careful observations, describe objects in terms of number, shape, texture, size, weight, color, and motion, and compare their observations with others.
SC.1.P.8.1: Sort objects by observable properties, such as size, shape, color, temperature (hot or cold), weight (heavy or light), texture, and whether objects sink or float.

2nd GRADE
SC.2.E.6.1: Recognize that Earth is made up of rocks. Rocks come in many sizes and shapes.
SC.2.E.6.2: Describe how small pieces of rock and dead plant and animal parts can be the basis of soil and explain the process by which soil is formed.
SC.2.E.6.3: Classify soil types based on color, texture (size of particles), the ability to retain water, and the ability to support the growth of plants.
SC.2.N.1.1: Raise questions about the natural world, investigate them in teams through free exploration and systematic observations, and generate appropriate explanations based on those explorations.
SC.2.N.1.2: Compare the observations made by different groups using the same tools.
SC.2.N.1.3: Ask “how do you know?” in appropriate situations and attempt reasonable answers when asked the same question by others.
SC.2.N.1.5: Distinguish between empirical observation (what you see, hear, feel, smell, or taste) and ideas or inferences (what you think).
SC.2.P.13.3: Recognize that objects are pulled toward the ground unless something holds them up.
SC.2.P.13.4: Demonstrate that the greater the force (push or pull) applied to an object, the greater the change in motion of the object.
SC.2.P.8.1: Observe and measure objects in terms of their properties, including size, shape, color, temperature, weight, texture, sinking or floating in water, and attraction and repulsion of magnets.
SC.2.P.8.2: Identify objects and materials as solid, liquid, or gas.

3rd GRADE
SC.3.E.5.4: Explore the Law of Gravity by demonstrating that gravity is a force that can be overcome.
SC.3.N.1.1: Raise questions about the natural world, investigate them individually and in teams through free exploration and systematic investigations, and generate appropriate explanations based on those explorations.
SC.3.N.1.6: Infer based on observation.
SC.3.N.3.3: Recognize that all models are approximations of natural phenomena; as such, they do not perfectly account for all observations.
SC.3.P.10.1: Identify some basic forms of energy such as light, heat, sound, electrical, and mechanical.
SC.3.P.10.2: Recognize that energy has the ability to cause motion or create change.
SC.3.P.11.2: Investigate, observe, and explain that heat is produced when one object rubs against another, such as rubbing one’s hands together.
SC.3.P.8.2: Measure and compare the mass and volume of solids and liquids.
SC.3.P.8.3: Compare materials and objects according to properties such as size, shape, color, texture, and hardness.
SC.35.CS-CS.1.1: Identify the concepts illustrated by a simulation.
SC.35.CS-CS.1.2: Describe how models and simulations can be used to solve real-world issues in science and engineering.
SC.35.CS-CS.1.4: Create a simple model of a system and explain what the model shows and does not show.

4th GRADE
SC.35.CS-CS.1.1: Identify the concepts illustrated by a simulation.
SC.35.CS-CS.1.2: Describe how models and simulations can be used to solve real-world issues in science and engineering.
SC.35.CS-CS.1.3: Answer a question, individually and collaboratively, using data from a simulation.
SC.35.CS-CS.1.4: Create a simple model of a system, and explain what the model shows and does not show.
SC.4.E.6.1: Identify the three categories of rocks: igneous, (formed from molten rock); sedimentary (pieces of other rocks and fossilized organisms); and metamorphic (formed from heat and pressure).
SC.4.E.6.2: Identify the physical properties of common earth-forming minerals, including hardness, color, luster, cleavage, and streak color, and recognize the role of minerals in the formation of rocks.
SC.4.E.6.3: Recognize that humans need resources found on Earth and that these are either renewable or nonrenewable.
SC.4.E.6.4: Describe the basic differences between physical weathering (breaking down of rock by wind, water, ice, temperature change, and plants) and erosion (movement of rock by gravity, wind, water, and ice).
SC.4.E.6.5: Investigate how technology and tools help to extend the ability of humans to observe very small things and very large things.
SC.4.E.6.6: Identify resources available in Florida (water, phosphate, oil, limestone, silicon, wind, and solar energy).
SC.4.P.10.1: Observe and describe some basic forms of energy, including light, heat, sound, electrical, and the energy of motion.
SC.4.P.10.2: Investigate and describe that energy has the ability to cause motion or create change.
SC.4.P.10.4: Describe how moving water and air are sources of energy and can be used to move things.
SC.4.P.11.1: Recognize that heat flows from a hot object to a cold object and that heat flow may cause materials to change temperature.
SC.4.P.8.3: Explore the Law of Conservation of Mass by demonstrating that the mass of a whole object is always the same as the sum of the masses of its parts.

5th GRADE
SC.35.CS-CS.1.1: Identify the concepts illustrated by a simulation.
SC.35.CS-CS.1.2: Describe how models and simulations can be used to solve real-world issues in science and engineering.
SC.35.CS-CS.1.4: Create a simple model of a system, and explain what the model shows and does not show.
SC.5.P.8.1: Compare and contrast the basic properties of solids, liquids, and gases, such as mass, volume, color, texture, and temperature.
SC.5.P.13.1: Identify familiar forces that cause objects to move, such as pushes or pulls, including gravity acting on falling objects.
SC.5.P.13.2: Investigate and describe that the greater the force applied to it, the greater the change in motion of a given object.
SC.5.P.13.3: Investigate and describe that the more mass an object has, the less effect a given force will have on the object’s motion.
SC.5.P.13.4: Investigate and explain that when a force is applied to an object but it does not move, it is because another opposing force is being applied by something in the environment so that the forces are balanced.
SC.5.P.8.3: Demonstrate and explain that mixtures of solids can be separated based on observable properties of their parts such as particle size, shape, color, and magnetic attraction.
SC.5.P.9.1: Investigate and describe that many physical and chemical changes are affected by temperature.

6th GRADE
SC.6.E.6.1: Describe and give examples of ways in which Earth’s surface is built up and torn down by physical and chemical weathering, erosion, and deposition.
SC.6.E.6.2: Recognize that there are a variety of different landforms on Earth’s surface such as coastlines, dunes, rivers, mountains, glaciers, deltas, and lakes and relate these landforms as they apply to Florida.
SC.6.E.7.1: Differentiate among radiation, conduction, and convection, the three mechanisms by which heat is transferred through Earth’s system.
SC.6.P.11.1: Explore the Law of Conservation of Energy by differentiating between potential and kinetic energy. Identify situations where kinetic energy is transformed into potential energy and vice versa.
SC.6.P.13.1: Investigate and describe types of forces including contact forces and forces acting at a distance, such as electrical, magnetic, and gravitational.
SC.6.P.13.3: Investigate and describe that an unbalanced force acting on an object changes its speed, or direction of motion, or both.

7th GRADE
SC.68.CS-CS.2.2: Solve real-life issues in science and engineering.
SC.7.E.6.1: Describe the layers of the solid Earth, including the lithosphere, the hot convecting mantle, and the dense metallic liquid and solid cores.
SC.7.E.6.2: Identify the patterns within the rock cycle and relate them to surface events (weathering and erosion) and sub-surface events (plate tectonics and mountain building).
SC.7.E.6.3: Identify current methods for measuring the age of Earth and its parts, including the law of superposition and radioactive dating.
SC.7.E.6.5: Explore the scientific theory of plate tectonics by describing how the movement of Earth’s crustal plates causes both slow and rapid changes in Earth’s surface, including volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and mountain building.
SC.7.E.6.6: Identify the impact that humans have had on Earth, such as deforestation, urbanization, desertification, erosion, air and water quality, changing the flow of water.
SC.7.E.6.7: Recognize that heat flow and movement of material within Earth causes earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and creates mountains and ocean basins.
SC.7.N.3.2: Identify the benefits and limitations of the use of scientific models.
SC.7.P.11.1: Recognize that adding heat to or removing heat from a system may result in a temperature change and possibly a change of state.
SC.7.P.11.2: Investigate and describe the transformation of energy from one form to another.
SC.7.P.11.3: Cite evidence to explain that energy cannot be created nor destroyed, only changed from one form to another.
SC.7.P.11.4: Observe and describe that heat flows in predictable ways, moving from warmer objects to cooler ones until they reach the same temperature.

8th GRADE
SC.8.N.3.1: Select models useful in relating the results of their own investigations.
SC.8.P.8.2: Differentiate between weight and mass recognizing that weight is the amount of gravitational pull on an object and is distinct from, though proportional to, mass.
SC.8.P.8.3: Explore and describe the densities of various materials through measurement of their masses and volumes.
SC.8.P.8.4: Classify and compare substances on the basis of characteristic physical properties that can be demonstrated or measured; for example, density, thermal or electrical conductivity, solubility, magnetic properties, melting and boiling points, and know that these properties are independent of the amount of the sample.
SC.8.P.9.1: Explore the Law of Conservation of Mass by demonstrating and concluding that mass is conserved when substances undergo physical and chemical changes.
SC.8.P.9.2: Differentiate between physical changes and chemical changes.
SC.8.P.9.3: Investigate and describe how temperature influences chemical changes.

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