SC.1.E.5.4

Identify the beneficial and harmful properties of the Sun.
General Information
Subject Area: Science
Grade: 1
Body of Knowledge: Earth and Space Science
Idea: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
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

This benchmark is part of these courses.
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

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
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

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorial

The Sun: Hurtful or Helpful?:

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

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Presentation/Slideshow

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.

Type: Presentation/Slideshow

Unit/Lesson Sequences

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.

Type: Unit/Lesson Sequence

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.

Type: Unit/Lesson Sequence

Original Student Tutorials Science - Grades K-8

The Sun: Hurtful or Helpful?:

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

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorial

The Sun: Hurtful or Helpful?:

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

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.