Identify the Sun as a star that emits energy; some of it in the form of light.
Subject Area: Science
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
Content Complexity Rating: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts - More Information
Date of Last Rating: 05/08
Status: State Board Approved
This benchmark is part of these courses.
5020040: Science - Grade Three (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7720040: Access Science Grade 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
Related Access Points
Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SC.3.E.5.In.2: Recognize that the Sun is a star that gives off its own light.
SC.3.E.5.Su.2: Recognize that the Sun gives off light.
SC.3.E.5.Pa.2: Recognize that the Sun is bright.
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SDO: Three Years of Sun in Three Minutes:
This video shows three years of the sun as captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
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