SC.1.E.6.3

Recognize that some things in the world around us happen fast and some happen slowly.
General Information
Subject Area: Science
Grade: 1
Body of Knowledge: Earth and Space Science
Idea: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning
Big Idea: Earth Structures - Humans continue to explore the composition and structure of the surface of the 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
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.6.In.3: Distinguish between events that happen slowly and those that happen fast.
SC.1.E.6.Su.3: Distinguish between actions that are fast or slow.
SC.1.E.6.Pa.3: Recognize an action as fast or slow.

Related Resources

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

Lesson Plans

Tree Cookies:

One way to learn about tree growth is to look at annual rings. Tree rings show patterns of change in the tree's life as well as changes in the area where it grows. In this activity, students will trace environmental and historical changes using a cross section of a tree, or "tree cookie."

Type: Lesson Plan

Some Things Happen Fast and Some Things Happen Slow:

In this lesson, teachers show their students pictures of different events happening on Earth and asks if these events happen quickly or slowly, how students generated that judgment, and what happens on Earth after each event occurred. Students can explore a location around the school and record observations in their notebook about what events may be occurring in that location and if they are occurring slowly or quickly.

Type: Lesson Plan

Tree Observations:

In this project, each class "adopts" a tree and collects data about it over the entire year. Teachers maintain a class tree notebook that includes a picture of the tree and a description of the environmental characteristics on each observation day as students draw a picture of the tree that day in their personal science notebooks. Emphasis should be placed on the importance of water, sunlight, and food as essential to the tree's survival.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorials

Earth: Slow Changes:

Learn about various slow changes affecting Earth's landscape including weathering and erosion, drought and mountain formation in this interactive science tutorial.

This tutorial is included in a two-part series. Click  to open Earth: Fast Changes.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Earth: Fast Changes:

Learn about various fast changes affecting Earth's landscape including volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, hurricanes, landslides, flooding and human impact in this interactive science tutorial. 

This tutorial is included in a two-part series. Click  to open Earth: Slow Changes. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Teaching Idea

Go With the Flow:

Objective: Students will experiment with a simulated river bed and learn that erosion takes place faster with a young, fast-moving river than with a slow, older river.

Type: Teaching Idea

Unit/Lesson Sequence

As the Earth Changes:

This unit opens with a visit from a local meteorologist/geologist. In this PBL experience, students will explore the ways the world changes around us and describe the conditions of fast and slow land changes. As teams, students will create various models to represent fast and slow land changes. Individually, students will create a flap book with two fast changes and two slow changes.

Type: Unit/Lesson Sequence

Original Student Tutorials Science - Grades K-8

Earth: Fast Changes:

Learn about various fast changes affecting Earth's landscape including volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, hurricanes, landslides, flooding and human impact in this interactive science tutorial. 

This tutorial is included in a two-part series. Click  to open Earth: Slow Changes. 

Earth: Slow Changes:

Learn about various slow changes affecting Earth's landscape including weathering and erosion, drought and mountain formation in this interactive science tutorial.

This tutorial is included in a two-part series. Click  to open Earth: Fast Changes.  

Student Resources

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

Original Student Tutorials

Earth: Slow Changes:

Learn about various slow changes affecting Earth's landscape including weathering and erosion, drought and mountain formation in this interactive science tutorial.

This tutorial is included in a two-part series. Click  to open Earth: Fast Changes.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Earth: Fast Changes:

Learn about various fast changes affecting Earth's landscape including volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, hurricanes, landslides, flooding and human impact in this interactive science tutorial. 

This tutorial is included in a two-part series. Click  to open Earth: Slow Changes. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

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