GEMS Correlations with the Florida Sunshine State Standards

Grade Level Expectations and Benchmarks for Science
Grades K–2

Strand B: Energy


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Standard 1: The student recognizes that energy may be changed in form with varying efficiency.

Benchmark SC.B.1.1.1: The student knows that the Sun supplies heat and light energy to Earth.

Kindergarten

1. knows the effects of sun and shade on the same object (for example, crayons, ice, chocolate).

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Penguins and Their Young

First Grade

1. knows that heat from the Sun has varying effects depending on the surface it strikes.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Penguins and Their Young

Benchmark SC.B.1.1.3: The student describes a model energy system (e.g., an aquarium or terrarium).


Kindergarten

1. understands that a terrarium or an aquarium is a model of a system.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Ant Homes Under the Ground, Hide a Butterfly, Terrarium Habitats, Tree Homes

First Grade

1. understands that models (for example, terrarium or aquarium) can be used to observe processes and changes over time.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Ant Homes Under the Ground, Buzzing a Hive, Investigating Artifacts, Terrarium Habitats, Tree Homes

Second Grade

1. understands that models (for example, terrarium or aquarium) can be used to illustrate how energy flows through a system.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Aquatic Habitats, Terrarium Habitats

2. knows how model energy systems change throughout the year (for example, collecting data and recording changes in a terrarium or aquarium that models an energy system).

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Aquatic Habitats, Terrarium Habitats

Benchmark SC.B.1.1.4: The student knows that heat can be produced in many ways (e.g., by burning and rubbing).

First Grade

1. knows ways that human activities require and release energy.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Tree Homes

Second Grade

1. knows different heat sources (for example, friction, solar, nuclear, electric).

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Tree Homes

Benchmark SC.B.1.1.5: The student knows that every human action requires energy that comes from food.

Kindergarten

1. understands that people eat food to survive.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Investigating Artifacts

Standard 2: The student understands the interaction of matter and energy.

Benchmark SC.B.2.1.1: The student recognizes systems of matter and energy.

Second Grade

1. understands ways energy and matter interact (for example, sunlight to affect plant growth, heat to boil water)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Aquatic Habitats, On Sandy Shores, Tree Homes

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