SC.2.E.7.2

Investigate by observing and measuring, that the Sun's energy directly and indirectly warms the water, land, and air.
General Information
Subject Area: Science
Grade: 2
Body of Knowledge: Earth and Space Science
Idea: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning
Big Idea: Earth Systems and Patterns - Humans continue to explore the interactions among water, air, and land. Air and water are in constant motion that results in changing conditions that can be observed over time.
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.
5020030: Science - Grade Two (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7720030: Access Science Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
5020090: STEM Lab Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SC.2.E.7.Pa.1: Recognize daily outdoor temperature as hot or cold.
SC.2.E.7.In.2: Identify that the Sun heats the outside air and water.
SC.2.E.7.Su.2: Recognize that items outside are heated by the Sun.

Related Resources

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Lesson Plan

Is It Hot In The Light?:

In this activity, students will make observations that things in direct sunlight are warmer than things that are not in as much sunlight. Also, they may notice that there may be more heat near asphalt, brick, or cement because heat can be stored and radiated from these materials.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

Sunlight Beach:

Enjoy a visit to the beach and explore how the Sun's energy directly and indirectly warms Earth in this interactive science tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Teaching Ideas

Here Comes The Sun:

This activity will have students predict, measure and record temperatures and provide evidence showing that the sun is the source of heat and light for Earth.

Type: Teaching Idea

Super Heat Holders-SeaWorld Classroom Activity:

In this activity, students will investigate how water absorbs and holds heat (energy) longer than sand does.

Type: Teaching Idea

Which Color Absorbs Heat?:

In this activity, students will test whether the color of a material affects how much heat it absorbs.

Type: Teaching Idea

Unit/Lesson Sequences

Weather Measure:

In this unit, students learn about meteorology and act as meteorologists, predict and take temperature measurements, and create a severe weather preparedness plan.

Type: Unit/Lesson Sequence

Sun and Me:

This series of activities was developed by the Florida Solar Energy Center, a research institute of the University of Central Florida. The purpose of this unit is to create an awareness of the power of solar energy, the importance of it in our lives, and its impact on the future of energy development.

Type: Unit/Lesson Sequence

Video/Audio/Animation

Solar Still Part 1: Salt Water:

The process that moves water around Earth is known as the water cycle. I this ZOOM-adapted video clip, the cast uses a homemade solar still to separate pure water from a saltwater mixture, mimicing this natural process.

Type: Video/Audio/Animation

Original Student Tutorials Science - Grades K-8

Sunlight Beach:

Enjoy a visit to the beach and explore how the Sun's energy directly and indirectly warms Earth in this interactive science tutorial.

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorial

Sunlight Beach:

Enjoy a visit to the beach and explore how the Sun's energy directly and indirectly warms Earth in this interactive science tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Video/Audio/Animation

Solar Still Part 1: Salt Water:

The process that moves water around Earth is known as the water cycle. I this ZOOM-adapted video clip, the cast uses a homemade solar still to separate pure water from a saltwater mixture, mimicing this natural process.

Type: Video/Audio/Animation

Parent Resources

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