Standard #: SC.1.E.5.4


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Identify the beneficial and harmful properties of the Sun.


General Information

Subject Area: Science
Grade: 1
Body of Knowledge: Earth and Space Science
Big Idea: Earth in Space and Time - Humans continue to explore Earth's place in space. Gravity and energy influence the formation of galaxies, including our own Milky Way Galaxy, stars, the Solar System, and Earth. Humankind's need to explore continues to lead to the development of knowledge and understanding of our Solar System.
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Date of Last Rating: 05/08
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

Course Number1111 Course Title222
5020020: Science Grade One (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7720020: Access Science Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))


Related Access Points

Access Point Number Access Point Title
SC.1.E.5.In.4 Recognize positive and harmful effects of sunlight.
SC.1.E.5.Su.4 Recognize a positive effect and a negative effect of sunlight.
SC.1.E.5.Pa.4 Recognize effects of sunlight, such as warming and giving light.


Related Resources

Original Student Tutorial

Name Description
The Sun: Hurtful or Helpful?

Look at how the Sun is helpful and harmful in this interactive tutorial.

Presentation/Slideshow

Name Description
Sunwise a Program that Radiates Good Ideas: K-2 Introductory Lesson PowerPoint

The Sunwise School Program aims to teach children and their caregivers how to protect themselves from the sun. The specific resources, the "Sunwise K-2 Introductory Lesson PowerPoint," and the "Speaker Notes for the K-2 Introductory Lesson," describe both the beneficial and harmful properties of the sun in a manner understandable for primary grades students. The PowerPoint presentation also has slides that demonstrate to children how various animals protect themselves from the sun's harmful rays.

Unit/Lesson Sequences

Name Description
Properties of the Sun

These two lesson plans provide projects that allow students to 1) design, create, and test shade structures using given materials (connecting to the engineering design process) and 2) explore harmful and beneficial properties of the Sun through observing the effects of exposure or non-exposure of certain materials to sunlight and heat.

Sun and Me This series of activities was developed by the Florida Solar Energy Center, a research institute of the University of Central Florida. The purpose of this unit is to create an awareness of the power of solar energy, the importance of it in our lives, and its impact on the future of energy development.

Student Resources

Original Student Tutorial

Name Description
The Sun: Hurtful or Helpful?:

Look at how the Sun is helpful and harmful in this interactive tutorial.



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