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# Standard #: SC.K.P.8.1

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Sort objects by observable properties, such as size, shape, color, temperature (hot or cold), weight (heavy or light) and texture.

### General Information

Subject Area: Science
Body of Knowledge: Physical Science
Idea: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
Big Idea: Properties of Matter -

A. All objects and substances in the world are made of matter. Matter has two fundamental properties: matter takes up space and matter has mass.

B. Objects and substances can be classified by their physical and chemical properties.

Mass is the amount of matter (or "stuff") in an object. Weight, on the other hand, is the measure of force of attraction (gravitational force) between an object and Earth.

The concepts of mass and weight are complicated and potentially confusing to elementary students. Hence, the more familiar term of "weight" is recommended for use to stand for both mass and weight in grades K-5. By grades 6-8, students are expected to understand the distinction between mass and weight, and use them appropriately.

Clarification for grades K-2: The use of the more familiar term "weight" instead of the term "mass" is recommended for grades K-2.

Clarification for grades 3-5: In grade 3, introduce the term mass as compared to the term weight. In grade 4, investigate the concept of weight versus mass of objects. In grade 5, discuss why mass (not weight) is used to compare properties of solids, liquids and gases.

Date of Last Rating: 05/08
Status: State Board Approved

#### Related Courses

 Course Number1111 Course Title222 5020010: Science - Grade K (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond) 7720015: Access Science Grade Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current)) 5020070: STEM Lab Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)

#### Related Access Points

 Access Point Number Access Point Title SC.K.P.8.In.1 Sort objects by observable properties, such as size, shape, or color. SC.K.P.8.Su.1 Match objects by an observable property, such as size or color. SC.K.P.8.Pa.1 Recognize two common objects that are identical to each other.

#### Teaching Ideas

 Name Description Observing Objects This site features activity resources on observing and sorting objects. It also includes a virtual manipulative, activity ideas, and a family newsletter to encourage family involvement. Sort it Out-SeaWorld Classroom Activity In this activity, students develop logic skills by investigating various ways to sort by attribute. At the same time, they are exposed to principles of scientific classification.

#### Unit/Lesson Sequence

 Name Description Sorting Lessons In this sequence of lessons, students have opportunities to sort various objects by multiple properties including color, size, shape, temperature, texture, and weight.

#### Teaching Idea

 Name Description Observing Objects: This site features activity resources on observing and sorting objects. It also includes a virtual manipulative, activity ideas, and a family newsletter to encourage family involvement.

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