SC.K.E.5.2

Recognize the repeating pattern of day and night.
General Information
Subject Area: Science
Grade: K
Body of Knowledge: Earth and Space Science
Idea: Level 1: Recall
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
Content Complexity Rating: Level 1: Recall - More Information
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.2: Identify daily activities in a 24-hour period, such as eating breakfast and going to bed, and associate activities with morning and night.
SC.K.E.5.Su.2: Identify one common activity that occurs in the day and one that occurs in the night.
SC.K.E.5.Pa.2: Recognize one common activity that occurs during the day.

Related Resources

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

Lesson Plans

Time to Play in K!:

This is a kindergarten MEA in which students are deciding on the ideal day for another student to stay in and do chores.

Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.

Type: Lesson Plan

Day and Night:

This is a short lesson to teach Earth/Space benchmarks on day and night to your K students. It also addresses some Nature of Science benchmarks.

Type: Lesson Plan

Objects in the sky:

Students will observe objects in the sky during the daytime and at nighttime. Students will then complete a Venn diagram comparing objects that are seen at night, in the daytime, and during both day and night.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

Daytime and Nighttime:

Look at the daytime and nighttime and what makes each time special as you complete this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Unit/Lesson Sequence

Sun and Moon | Day and Night:

In this unit, students record observations of the day and night sky over weeks or a month. Discussions around the observations are intended to help students recognize the patterns in their observations. Literature connections are included.

Type: Unit/Lesson Sequence

STEM Lessons - Model Eliciting Activity

Time to Play in K!:

This is a kindergarten MEA in which students are deciding on the ideal day for another student to stay in and do chores.

Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.

Original Student Tutorials Science - Grades K-8

Daytime and Nighttime:

Look at the daytime and nighttime and what makes each time special as you complete this interactive tutorial.

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorial

Daytime and Nighttime:

Look at the daytime and nighttime and what makes each time special as you complete this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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