SCI-00.PS3.01

Physical Science LogoKindergarten (SCI) Science Standards
[PS3] Energy

SCI-00.PS3.01 Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.

Clarification Statement: Sunlight warms the Earth's surface (e.g. sand, soil, rocks, or water).
Disciplinary Core Ideas
PS3.B: Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer -Sunlight warms Earth’s surface.


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can observe and explain how sunlight changes the earth’s surface.
  • I can answer questions about how sunlight changes the earth’s surface.

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • make observations about the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.
  • observe how sunlight changes the earth’s surface.
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • make observations and answer questions on the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.
  • observe and answer questions about how sunlight changes the earth’s surface.
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.
  • observe and explain how sunlight changes the earth’s surface.
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • warmer
  • cooler
  • evaporation
  • surface
  • sunny
  • shade
  • observation
  • effect
  • record
  • data
  • heat

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

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