SC.K.E.5.4

Observe that sometimes the Moon can be seen at night and sometimes during the day.
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.4: Identify the Moon in the sky at night.
SC.K.E.5.Su.4: Recognize the Moon in the sky at night.
SC.K.E.5.Pa.4: Associate the Moon with night.

Related Resources

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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

Moon Walk:

In this lesson, students will observe the daytime sky to determine if the moon can be seen during the day. Students will record their daily observations for one week. Students will complete a Venn diagram illustrating objects seen in the daytime sky, nighttime sky, and both.

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

Moon Time:

Learn all about the Moon and how it can be seen at night and in the daytime in 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

Moon Time:

Learn all about the Moon and how it can be seen at night and in the daytime in this interactive tutorial.

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorial

Moon Time:

Learn all about the Moon and how it can be seen at night and in the daytime in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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