Recognize that humans need resources found on Earth and that these are either renewable or nonrenewable.
Subject Area: Science
Grade: 4
Body of Knowledge: Earth and Space Science
Idea: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
Big Idea: Earth Structures - Humans continue to explore the composition and structure of the surface of Earth. External sources of energy have continuously altered the features of Earth by means of both constructive and destructive forces. All life, including human civilization, is dependent on Earth’s water and natural resources.
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Date of Last Rating: 05/08
Status: State Board Approved
Assessed: Yes


Annually assessed on Grade 5 Science FCAT 2.0. Also assesses SC.4.E.6.1.


  • Item Type(s): This benchmark may be assessed using: MC item(s)
  • Also Assesses
    Identify resources available in Florida (water, phosphate, oil, limestone, silicon, wind, and solar energy).

  • Clarification :
    Students will identify and/or distinguish between renewable and nonrenewable resources found on Earth.

    Students will identify resources naturally found in Florida.
  • Content Limits :
    Items assessing resources found in Florida are limited to water, phosphate, oil, limestone, silica, wind, and solar energy.
  • Stimulus Attributes :
    None specified
  • Response Attributes :
    None specified
  • Prior Knowledge :
    Items may require the student to apply science knowledge described in the NGSSS from lower grades. This benchmark requires prerequisite knowledge from SC.1.E.6.2.


  • Test Item #: Sample Item 1
  • Question: There are many different natural resources found in Florida. Which of the following can be described as a renewable resource?
  • Difficulty: N/A
  • Type: MC: Multiple Choice