GEMS Correlations with the Florida Sunshine State Standards

Grade Level Expectations and Benchmarks for Science
Grades K–2

Strand C: Force and Motion


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Standard 1: The student understands that types of motion may be described, measured, and predicted.

Benchmark SC.C.1.1.1: The student understands that different things move at different speeds.

Kindergarten

1. understands that different things move at different speeds (bicycle/motorcycle, car/plane, tortoise/hare)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Penguins and Their Young

Benchmark SC.C.1.1.2: The student knows that there is a relationship between force and motion.

Kindergarten

1. knows the names of objects that roll, slide, or fly.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Eggs Eggs Everywhere

Standard 2: The student understands that the types of force that act on an object and the effect of that force can be described, measured, and predicted.

Benchmark SC.C.2.1.1: The student knows that one way to change how something is moving is to give it a push or a pull.

First Grade

1. understands various ways gravity affects the motion of objects (for example, an object on a ramp, an object that is dropped).

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Eggs Eggs Everywhere

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