Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, Grade K


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Notes for Teachers

I hope you will find these links useful. I have tried to select resources that either directly address the benchmarks, or that work well for supporting them. If you use a different resource from my site when you cover a topic, please let me know, so I can add it to the list. Also, if you find that one of the resources that i suggested really does not work for the topic, let me know that too.

Big Idea 1: The Practice of Science.


  • SC.K.N.1.1 Collaborate with a partner to collect information.

  • SC.K.N.1.2 Make observations of the natural world and know that they are descriptors collected using the five senses.

  • SC.K.N.1.3 Keep records as appropriate -- such as pictorial records -- of investigations conducted.

  • SC.K.N.1.4 Observe and create a visual representation of an object which includes its major features.

  • SC.K.N.1.5 Recognize that learning can come from careful observation.

Big Idea 5: Earth in Space and Time


  • SC.K.E.5.1 Explore the Law of Gravity by investigating how objects are pulled toward the ground unless something holds them up.

  • SC.K.E.5.2 Recognize the repeating pattern of day and night.

  • SC.K.E.5.3 Recognize that the Sun can only be seen in the daytime.
    Global Science video, free, ClosedCaptions, Updated

  • SC.K.E.5.4 Observe that sometimes the Moon can be seen at night and sometimes during the day.

  • SC.K.E.5.5 Observe that things can be big and things can be small as seen from Earth.

  • SC.K.E.5.6 Observe that some objects are far away and some are nearby as seen from Earth.

Big Idea 8: Properties of Matter


  • SC.K.P.8.1 Sort objects by observable properties, such as size, shape, color, temperature (hot or cold), weight (heavy or light) and texture.

Big Idea 9: Changes in Matter


  • 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
    Going Through a Card video, ClosedCaptions, checked
    Paper Petals video, ClosedCaptions

Big Idea 10: Forms of Energy

Big Idea 12: Motion of Objects


  • SC.K.P.12.1 Investigate that things move in different ways, such as fast, slow, etc.

Big Idea 13: Forces and Changes in Motion

Big Idea 14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms


  • SC.K.L.14.1 Recognize the five senses and related body parts.
    When Sugar Isn't Sweet video
    Stable Image video, checked
    Selective Smelling video, checked

  • SC.K.L.14.2 Recognize that some books and other media portray animals and plants with characteristics and behaviors they do not have in real life.
    A Walk in the Park video
    Nature Watching video, checked

  • SC.K.L.14.3 Observe plants and animals, describe how they are alike and how they are different in the way they look and in the things they do.
    A Walk in the Park video
    Flowers video, ClosedCaptions

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