GEMS Correlations with the Florida Sunshine State Standards

Grade Level Expectations and Benchmarks for Science
Grades K–2

Strand E: Earth and Space


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Standard 1: The student understands the interaction and organization in the Solar System and the universe and how this affects life on Earth.

Benchmark SC.E.1.1.1: The student knows that the light reflected by the Moon looks a little different every day but looks the same again about every 28 days.

Kindergarten

1. knows that the sky looks different during the day than it does at night.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Investigating Artifacts

Benchmark SC.E.1.1.2: The student knows that the appearance of sunrise and sunset is due to the rotation of Earth every 24 hours.

Kindergarten

1. knows that the position of the Sun in the sky appears to change during the day.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Investigating Artifacts

Standard 2: The student recognizes the vastness of the universe and the Earth’s place in it.

Benchmark SC.E.2.1.1: The student knows that there are many objects in the sky that are only visible at night.

Kindergarten

1. knows some of the objects seen in the night sky (for example, stars, Moon).

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Investigating Artifacts

First Grade

1. knows and differentiates objects seen in the day and night sky (for example, clouds, Sun, stars, Moon, planets).

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Investigating Artifacts

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