Standard #: SC.4.E.6.6


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Identify resources available in Florida (water, phosphate, oil, limestone, silicon, wind, and solar energy).


General Information

Subject Area: Science
Grade: 4
Body of Knowledge: Earth and Space Science
Idea: Level 1: Recall
Big Idea: Earth Structures - Humans continue to explore the composition and structure of the surface of Earth. External sources of energy have continuously altered the features of Earth by means of both constructive and destructive forces. All life, including human civilization, is dependent on Earth’s water and natural resources.
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Content Complexity Rating: Level 1: Recall - More Information
Date of Last Rating: 05/08
Status: State Board Approved
Assessed: Yes

Related Courses

Course Number1111 Course Title222
5020050: Science - Grade Four (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
7720050: Access Science Grade 4 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
5020110: STEM Lab Grade 4 (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)


Related Access Points

Access Point Number Access Point Title
SC.4.E.6.In.6 Identify natural resources found in Florida, including solar energy, water, and limestone.
SC.4.E.6.Su.6 Recognize natural resources found in Florida, such as solar energy and water.
SC.4.E.6.Pa.6 Recognize water as a resource in Florida.


Related Resources

Lesson Plans

Name Description
Going Green - Renewable and Non-Renewable Florida Resources

Students will use their knowledge of renewable and non-renewable resources to create a green community in Florida. The students will be given a map of a plot of land in Florida on which to develop a green community. They will need to use renewable resources while protecting the non-renewable resources on the plot of land.

Fertilizers in Florida

Growing Green, Inc. is planning to expand their business into Florida. The client has specific criteria for selecting a good location to set up their new fertilizer manufacturing plant. This project will familiarize students with some of Florida's natural resources (with a great emphasis on phosphate) and will present students with opportunities to interpret different types of maps.

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Wind at Work: Wind as a Renewable Resource

This is an Engineering Design Project that follows the CIS: Wind at Work Lesson. This is lesson two of two in the Unit and builds upon the understanding of wind as a natural resource. It is applying content knowledge and is not intended as an initial introduction to the benchmarks.

CIS Wind at Work

This lesson is using complex text to teach "close reading" strategies using the Comprehension Instructional Sequence Method (CIS). It includes a lesson plan, a National Geographic article, and a summative assessment rubric. CIS is a detailed instructional method that should be used by those who have been trained in this strategy.

Find WHAT in Florida?

This lesson addresses the topic of resources found in Florida. As 4th grade students learn about Florida, they should also be able to identify natural resources that are found and used within the state. Students have the opportunity to access and use their prior knowledge as they discover what a natural resource is and what resources can be found in Florida. Students will explore some of these resources in a hands on activity. Additional components include a non-fiction article and cooperative learning

Original Student Tutorials

Name Description
Natural Resources Part 3: Water

Learn about the natural resources all around us in this interactive science tutorial.

Natural Resources Part 2: Material Use

Learn about important natural resources, including limestone, silicon, and phosphate in this interactive tutorial.

Natural Resources Part 1: Energy Use

Learn about natural resources that humans use for energy in this interactive tutorial.

Text Resource

Name Description
Tower Of Power The article describes a new kind of solar energy which concentrates light waves from the sun.

Student Resources

Original Student Tutorials

Name Description
Natural Resources Part 3: Water:

Learn about the natural resources all around us in this interactive science tutorial.

Natural Resources Part 2: Material Use:

Learn about important natural resources, including limestone, silicon, and phosphate in this interactive tutorial.

Natural Resources Part 1: Energy Use:

Learn about natural resources that humans use for energy in this interactive tutorial.



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