SC.K.E.5.1

Explore the Law of Gravity by investigating how objects are pulled toward the ground unless something holds them up.
General Information
Subject Area: Science
Grade: K
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.
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

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SC.K.E.5.In.1: Identify that objects can fall to the ground unless something stops them.
SC.K.E.5.Su.1: Recognize that objects fall to the ground.
SC.K.E.5.Pa.1: Track a falling object.

Related Resources

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

Lesson Plans

Building a Tall Tower - an Engineering Design Challenge:

This Engineering Design Challenge is intended to help students apply the concept of gravity in an engineering design challenge.

Type: Lesson Plan

Look Out Below!:

In this lesson students explore the force of gravity by testing gravity's pull with parachutes. The students will investigate the idea of gravity pulling objects to the ground unless something holds it up.

Type: Lesson Plan

Fly, Fly Away:

This lesson provides the opportunity for students to practice changing matter by cutting, tearing, and/or rearranging materials in order to make an object that can defy gravity over moving air. This lesson incorporates design challenge aspects at a level that is appropriate for young students who are just beginning their formal education.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

Gravity: Ouch! My Head!:

Come explore gravity and what gravity is in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Perspectives Video: Teaching Idea

Paper Glider Forces:

Have you ever wanted to fly paper airplanes for fun while learning about the science of flight? Here's your chance! Produced with funding from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

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Type: Perspectives Video: Teaching Idea

Unit/Lesson Sequence

Exploring Gravity and Parachutes:

Students explore the effects of gravity on objects and explore ways to keep objects from falling. Students then investigate parachutes to further explore gravity and factors that affect the motion that results from the gravitational force between objects and the Earth.

Type: Unit/Lesson Sequence

Original Student Tutorials Science - Grades K-8

Gravity: Ouch! My Head!:

Come explore gravity and what gravity is in this interactive tutorial.

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorial

Gravity: Ouch! My Head!:

Come explore gravity and what gravity is in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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