SC.K.P.9.1

Recognize that the shape of materials such as paper and clay can be changed by cutting, tearing, crumpling, smashing, or rolling.
General Information
Subject Area: Science
Grade: K
Body of Knowledge: Physical Science
Idea: Level 1: Recall
Big Idea: Changes in Matter -

A. Matter can undergo a variety of changes.

B. Matter can be changed physically or chemically.

Clarification for grades K-5: The target understanding for students in the elementary grades should focus on Big Ideas A and B.

Clarification for Grades 6-8: The target understanding for students in middle grades should begin to transition the focus to: C. When matter changes chemically, a rearrangement of bonds between the atoms occurs. This results in new substances with new properties.

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))
5001010: Art – Grade Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019, 2019 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5020070: STEM Lab Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
7701020: Access Art Grade Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2018 - 2019, 2019 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SC.K.P.9.In.1: Recognize that the shape of objects, such as paper, changes when cut, torn, or crumpled.
SC.K.P.9.Su.1: Recognize that the shape of objects, such as paper, changes when cut or torn.
SC.K.P.9.Pa.1: Recognize a change in an object.

Related Resources

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Lesson Plans

The Paper Change:

In this science-integrated reading lesson, kindergarten students will learn about physical changes to matter. Students will then create an informational text recording their observation of changing the physical properties of an object of their own choosing.

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

Clay Art Takes Shape!:

Explore how you can change the shape of clay to create an art project in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Unit/Lesson Sequence

Physical Changes:

Two lessons provide students with opportunities to explore physical changes. Students manipulate paper and clay to demonstrate and discuss physical changes of matter.

Type: Unit/Lesson Sequence

Original Student Tutorials Science - Grades K-8

Clay Art Takes Shape!:

Explore how you can change the shape of clay to create an art project in this interactive tutorial.

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorial

Clay Art Takes Shape!:

Explore how you can change the shape of clay to create an art project in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

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