Science Standards: Matter In-School Field Trip

You may use your in-school field trip to introduce a new unit or as a review before an assessment. We cover the following list of Florida Science Standards during your Bug Zoo in-school field trip. You may click on your grade, and copy & paste the standards into your lesson plans. (Florida Science Standards copied from

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.P.8.1: Sort objects by observable properties, such as size, shape, color, temperature (hot or cold), weight (heavy or light) and texture.
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.
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.1.5: Recognize that learning can come from careful observation.
SC.K.P.10.1: Observe that things that make sound vibrate.
SC.K.P.12.1: Investigate that things move in different ways, such as fast, slow, etc.
SC.K.P.13.1: Observe that a push or a pull can change the way an object is moving.
SC.K.L.14.1: Recognize the five senses and related body parts.
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.
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.

SC.1.E.5.2: Explore the Law of Gravity by demonstrating that Earth’s gravity pulls any object on or near Earth toward it even though nothing is touching the object.
SC.1.E.6.3: Recognize that some things in the world around us happen fast and some happen slowly.
SC.1.N.1.2: Using the five senses as tools, make careful observations, describe objects in terms of number, shape, texture, size, weight, color, and motion, and compare their observations with others.
SC.1.P.12.1: Demonstrate and describe the various ways that objects can move, such as in a straight line, zigzag, back-and-forth, round-and-round, fast, and slow.
SC.1.P.13.1: Demonstrate that the way to change the motion of an object is by applying a push or a pull.
SC.1.E.6.2: Describe the need for water and how to be safe around water.
SC.1.N.1.4: Ask “how do you know?” in appropriate situations.
SC.1.P.8.1: Sort objects by observable properties, such as size, shape, color, temperature (hot or cold), weight (heavy or light), texture, and whether objects sink or float.
SC.K2.CS-CS.1.1: Define simulation and identify the concepts illustrated by a simple simulation (lightening simulation)
SC.K2.CS-CS.1.2: Describe how models and simulations can be used to solve real-world issues in science and engineering.

SC.2.P.13.1: Investigate the effect of applying various pushes and pulls on different objects.
SC.2.P.13.3: Recognize that objects are pulled toward the ground unless something holds them up.
SC.2.P.13.4: Demonstrate that the greater the force (push or pull) applied to an object, the greater the change in motion of the object.
SC.2.P.8.1: Observe and measure objects in terms of their properties, including size, shape, color, temperature, weight, texture, sinking or floating in water, and attraction and repulsion of magnets.
SC.2.P.8.2: Identify objects and materials as solid, liquid, or gas
SC.2.P.8.3: Recognize that solids have a definite shape and that liquids and gases take the shape of their container.
SC.2.P.8.4: Observe and describe water in its solid, liquid, and gaseous states.
SC.2.P.9.1: Investigate that materials can be altered to change some of their properties, but not all materials respond the same way to any one alteration.
SC.K2.CS-CS.1.1: Define simulation and identify the concepts illustrated by a simple simulation.
SC.2.E.7.4: Investigate that air is all around us and that moving air is wind.
SC.2.N.1.3: Ask “how do you know?” in appropriate situations and attempt reasonable answers when asked the same question by others.
SC.2.N.1.4: Explain how particular scientific investigations should yield similar conclusions when repeated.
SC.2.N.1.5: Distinguish between empirical observation (what you see, hear, feel, smell, or taste) and ideas or inferences (what you think).
SC.2.P.10.1: Discuss that people use electricity or other forms of energy to cook their food, cool or warm their homes, and power their cars.

SC.3.E.5.2: Identify the Sun as a star that emits energy; some of it in the form of light.
SC.3.E.5.4: Explore the Law of Gravity by demonstrating that gravity is a force that can be overcome.
SC.3.E.6.1: Demonstrate that radiant energy from the Sun can heat objects and when the Sun is not present, heat may be lost.
SC.3.N.1.6: Infer based on observation.
SC.3.N.3.1: Recognize that words in science can have different or more specific meanings than their use in everyday language; for example, energy, cell, heat/cold, and evidence.
SC.3.N.3.2: Recognize that scientists use models to help understand and explain how things work.
SC.3.N.3.3: Recognize that all models are approximations of natural phenomena; as such, they do not perfectly account for all observations.
SC.3.P.10.1: Identify some basic forms of energy such as light, heat, sound, electrical, and mechanical.
SC.3.P.10.2: Recognize that energy has the ability to cause motion or create change.
SC.3.P.11.1: Investigate, observe, and explain that things that give off light often also give off heat.
SC.3.P.11.2: Investigate, observe, and explain that heat is produced when one object rubs against another, such as rubbing one’s hands together.
SC.3.P.8.1: Measure and compare temperatures of various samples of solids and liquids.
SC.3.P.8.2: Measure and compare the mass and volume of solids and liquids.
SC.3.P.8.3: Compare materials and objects according to properties such as size, shape, color, texture, and hardness.
SC.3.P.9.1: Describe the changes water undergoes when it changes state through heating and cooling by using familiar scientific terms such as melting, freezing, boiling, evaporation, and condensation.
SC.3.P.10.3: Demonstrate that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object or travels from one medium to another.
SC.3.P.10.4: Demonstrate that light can be reflected, refracted, and absorbed.

SC.35.CS-CS.1.1: Identify the concepts illustrated by a simulation.
SC.35.CS-CS.1.2: Describe how models and simulations can be used to solve real-world issues in science and engineering.
SC.4.N.1.3: Explain that science does not always follow a rigidly defined method (“the scientific method”) but that science does involve the use of observations and empirical evidence.
SC.4.N.1.7: Recognize and explain that scientists base their explanations on evidence.
SC.4.N.1.8: Recognize that science involves creativity in designing experiments.
SC.4.N.2.1: Explain that science focuses solely on the natural world.
SC.4.P.10.1: Observe and describe some basic forms of energy, including light, heat, sound, electrical, and the energy of motion.
SC.4.P.10.2: Investigate and describe that energy has the ability to cause motion or create change.
SC.4.P.10.3: Investigate and explain that sound is produced by vibrating objects and that pitch depends on how fast or slow the object vibrates.
Describe how moving water and air are sources of energy and can be used to move things.
SC.4.P.11.1: Recognize that heat flows from a hot object to a cold object and that heat flow may cause materials to change temperature.
SC.4.P.11.2: Identify common materials that conduct heat well or poorly.
SC.4.P.12.1: Recognize that an object in motion always changes its position and may change its direction.
SC.4.P.8.1: Measure and compare objects and materials based on their physical properties including: mass, shape, volume, color, hardness, texture, odor, taste, attraction to magnets.
SC.4.P.8.2: Identify properties and common uses of water in each of its states.
SC.4.P.8.3: Explore the Law of Conservation of Mass by demonstrating that the mass of a whole object is always the same as the sum of the masses of its parts.
SC.4.P.9.1: Identify some familiar changes in materials that result in other materials with different characteristics, such as decaying animal or plant matter, burning, rusting, and cooking.

SC.5.N.1.3: Recognize and explain the need for repeated experimental trials.
SC.5.N.1.5: Recognize and explain that authentic scientific investigation frequently does not parallel the steps of “the scientific method.”
SC.5.N.1.6: Recognize and explain the difference between personal opinion/interpretation and verified observation.
SC.5.N.2.1: Recognize and explain that science is grounded in empirical observations that are testable; explanation must always be linked with evidence.
SC.5.P.10.1: Investigate and describe some basic forms of energy, including light, heat, sound, electrical, chemical, and mechanical.
SC.5.P.10.2: Investigate and explain that energy has the ability to cause motion or create change.
SC.5.P.10.3: Investigate and explain that an electrically-charged object can attract an uncharged object and can either attract or repel another charged object without any contact between the objects.
SC.5.P.10.4: Investigate and explain that electrical energy can be transformed into heat, light, and sound energy, as well as the energy of motion.
SC.5.P.11.1: Investigate and illustrate the fact that the flow of electricity requires a closed circuit (a complete loop).
SC.5.P.11.2: Identify and classify materials that conduct electricity and materials that do not.
SC.5.P.13.1: Identify familiar forces that cause objects to move, such as pushes or pulls, including gravity acting on falling objects.
SC.5.P.13.2: Investigate and describe that the greater the force applied to it, the greater the change in motion of a given object.
SC.5.P.13.3: Investigate and describe that the more mass an object has, the less effect a given force will have on the object’s motion.
SC.5.P.13.4: Investigate and explain that when a force is applied to an object but it does not move, it is because another opposing force is being applied by something in the environment so that the forces are balanced.
SC.5.P.8.1: Compare and contrast the basic properties of solids, liquids, and gases, such as mass, volume, color, texture, and temperature.
SC.5.P.9.1: Investigate and describe that many physical and chemical changes are affected by temperature.
SC.35.CS-CS.1.1: Identify the concepts illustrated by a simulation.
SC.5.E.7.2: Recognize that the ocean is an integral part of the water cycle and is connected to all of Earth’s water reservoirs via evaporation and precipitation processes.

SC.6.N.1.2:  Explain why scientific investigations should be replicable.
SC.6.E.7.1: Differentiate among radiation, conduction, and convection, the three mechanisms by which heat is transferred through Earth’s system.
SC.6.N.1.5: Recognize that science involves creativity, not just in designing experiments, but also in creating explanations that fit evidence.
SC.6.N.2.1: Distinguish science from other activities involving thought.
SC.6.N.3.2: Recognize and explain that a scientific law is a description of a specific relationship under given conditions in the natural world. Thus, scientific laws are different from societal laws.
SC.6.N.3.3: Give several examples of scientific laws.
SC.6.P.11.1: Explore the Law of Conservation of Energy by differentiating between potential and kinetic energy. Identify situations where kinetic energy is transformed into potential energy and vice versa.
SC.6.P.13.1: Investigate and describe types of forces including contact forces and forces acting at a distance, such as electrical, magnetic, and gravitational.
SC.6.P.13.2: Explore the Law of Gravity by recognizing that every object exerts gravitational force on every other object and that the force depends on how much mass the objects have and how far apart they are.
SC.6.P.13.3: Investigate and describe that an unbalanced force acting on an object changes its speed, or direction of motion, or both.

SC.68.CS-CS.1.2: Create or modify and use a simulation to analyze and illustrate a concept in depth, individually and collaboratively.
SC.7.E.6.6: Identify the impact that humans have had on Earth, such as deforestation, urbanization, desertification, erosion, air and water quality, changing the flow of water.
SC.7.P.10.1: Illustrate that the sun’s energy arrives as radiation with a wide range of wavelengths, including infrared, visible, and ultraviolet, and that white light is made up of a spectrum of many different colors.
SC.7.P.10.2: Observe and explain that light can be reflected, refracted, and/or absorbed.
SC.7.P.10.3: Recognize that light waves, sound waves, and other waves move at different speeds in different materials.
SC.7.P.11.1: Recognize that adding heat to or removing heat from a system may result in a temperature change and possibly a change of state.
SC.7.P.11.2: Investigate and describe the transformation of energy from one form to another.
SC.7.P.11.3: Cite evidence to explain that energy cannot be created nor destroyed, only changed from one form to another.
SC.7.P.11.4: Observe and describe that heat flows in predictable ways, moving from warmer objects to cooler ones until they reach the same temperature.

SC.8.L.18.2: Describe and investigate how cellular respiration breaks down food to provide energy and releases carbon dioxide.
SC.8.L.18.4: Cite evidence that living systems follow the Laws of Conservation of Mass and Energy.
SC.8.P.8.2: Differentiate between weight and mass recognizing that weight is the amount of gravitational pull on an object and is distinct from, though proportional to, mass.
SC.8.P.8.3: Explore and describe the densities of various materials through measurement of their masses and volumes.
SC.8.P.8.4: Classify and compare substances on the basis of characteristic physical properties that can be demonstrated or measured; for example, density, thermal or electrical conductivity, solubility, magnetic properties, melting and boiling points, and know that these properties are independent of the amount of the sample.
SC.8.P.9.1: Explore the Law of Conservation of Mass by demonstrating and concluding that mass is conserved when substances undergo physical and chemical changes.
SC.8.P.9.2: Differentiate between physical changes and chemical changes.
SC.8.P.9.3: Investigate and describe how temperature influences chemical changes.

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