SC.K.E.5.3

Recognize that the Sun can only be seen in the daytime.
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.3: Identify the Sun in the daytime.
SC.K.E.5.Su.3: Recognize the Sun in the daytime.
SC.K.E.5.Pa.3: Associate the Sun with daytime.

Related Resources

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

Lesson Plans

Lights Out: An Investigation of Day and Night:

In this lesson, students explore the differences between day and night by creating a class mural, using Science Notebooks, and going outdoors to experience day and night with their senses!

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

Day and Night Sky:

What objects can you see in the day sky? What objects can you see in the night sky? Are there objects that can be seen in both the day and night sky? Can the sun be seen during the night, or only during the day? Students will encounter these questions as they explore the similarities and differences between the day and night sky. This lesson will help students identify what objects can be seen in the day and night sky, and objects are exclusively seen in the day sky and the night sky.

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

Sun in the Sky: Daytime:

Look at the connection between the Sun and the sky during the daytime 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

Original Student Tutorials Science - Grades K-8

Sun in the Sky: Daytime:

Look at the connection between the Sun and the sky during the daytime as you complete this interactive tutorial.

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorial

Sun in the Sky: Daytime:

Look at the connection between the Sun and the sky during the daytime as you complete this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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