Science Standards: Space Adventure 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 Space Adventure 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.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.
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.
SC.K.L.14.1: Recognize the five senses and related body parts.
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.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.P.8.1: Sort objects by observable properties, such as size, shape, color, temperature (hot or cold), weight (heavy or light) and texture.
SC.K2.CS-CS.1.1: Define simulation and identify the concepts illustrated by a simple simulation (e.g., growth, human health, and the butterfly life cycle)

SC.1.E.5.1: Observe and discuss that there are more stars in the sky than anyone can easily count and that they are not scattered evenly in the sky.
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.5.4: Identify the beneficial and harmful properties of the Sun.
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.N.1.4: Ask “how do you know?” in appropriate situations.
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.K2.CS-CS.1.1: Define simulation and identify the concepts illustrated by a simple simulation.

SC.2.E.7.1: Compare and describe changing patterns in nature that repeat themselves, such as weather conditions including temperature and precipitation, day to day and season to season.
SC.2.E.7.2: Investigate by observing and measuring, that the Sun’s energy directly and indirectly warms the water, land, and air.
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.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.8.1Observe 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.8.2Identify objects and materials as solid, liquid, or gas.
SC.K2.CS-CS.1.1: Define simulation and identify the concepts illustrated by a simple simulation.

SC.3.E.5.1: Explain that stars can be different; some are smaller, some are larger, and some appear brighter than others; all except the Sun are so far away that they look like points of light.
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.5.3: Recognize that the Sun appears large and bright because it is the closest star to Earth.
SC.3.E.5.4: Explore the Law of Gravity by demonstrating that gravity is a force that can be overcome.
SC.3.E.5.5: Investigate that the number of stars that can be seen through telescopes is dramatically greater than those seen by the unaided eye.
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.P.11.1: Investigate, observe, and explain that things that give off light often also give off heat.
SC.3.P.8.3: Compare materials and objects according to properties such as size, shape, color, texture, and hardness.
SC.35.CS-CS.1.1: Identify the concepts illustrated by a simulation.

SC.35.CS-CS.1.1: Identify the concepts illustrated by a simulation.
SC.4.E.5.1: Observe that the patterns of stars in the sky stay the same although they appear to shift across the sky nightly, and different stars can be seen in different seasons.
SC.4.E.5.2: Describe the changes in the observable shape of the moon over the course of about a month.
SC.4.E.5.3: Recognize that Earth revolves around the Sun in a year and rotates on its axis in a 24-hour day.
SC.4.E.5.4: Relate that the rotation of Earth (day and night) and apparent movements of the Sun, Moon, and stars are connected.
SC.4.E.6.3: Recognize that humans need resources found on Earth and that these are either renewable or nonrenewable.
SC.4.E.6.5: Identify resources available in Florida (water, phosphate, oil, limestone, silicon, wind, and solar energy).
SC.4.N.1.1: Raise questions about the natural world, use appropriate reference materials that support understanding to obtain information (identifying the source), conduct both individual and team investigations through free exploration and systematic investigations, and generate appropriate explanations based on those explorations.
SC.4.N.3.1: Explain that models can be three dimensional, two dimensional, an explanation in your mind, or a computer model.
SC.4.N.1.7: Recognize and explain that scientists base their explanations on evidence.
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.
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.12.1: Recognize that an object in motion always changes its position and may change its direction.
SC.4.P.12.2: Investigate and describe that the speed of an object is determined by the distance it travels in a unit of time and that objects can move at different speeds.

SC.35.CS-CS.1.1: Identify the concepts illustrated by a simulation.
SC.5.E.5.1: Recognize that a galaxy consists of gas, dust, and many stars, including any objects orbiting the stars. Identify our home galaxy as the Milky Way.
SC.4.E.5.2: Describe the changes in the observable shape of the moon over the course of about a month.
SC.5.E.5.3: Distinguish among the following objects of the Solar System — Sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets — and identify Earth’s position in it.
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.10.4: 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.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.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.6.P.13.1: Differentiate among radiation, conduction, and convection, the three mechanisms by which heat is transferred through Earth’s system.
SC.6.E.7.5: Explain how energy provided by the sun influences global patterns of atmospheric movement and the temperature differences between air, water, and land.
SC.6.E.7.7: Investigate how natural disasters have affected human life in Florida.
SC.6.E.7.9: Describe how the composition and structure of the atmosphere protects life and insulates the planet.
SC.6.N.2.2: Explain that scientific knowledge is durable because it is open to change as new evidence or interpretations are encountered.
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.6.2: Describe how humans and machines interact to accomplish tasks that cannot be accomplished by either alone.
SC.68.CS-PC.2.8: Identify interdisciplinary careers that are enhanced by computer science.

SC.68.CS-PC.2.8: Identify interdisciplinary careers that are enhanced by computer science.
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.N.1.6: Explain that empirical evidence is the cumulative body of observations of a natural phenomenon on which scientific explanations are based.
SC.7.N.1.7: Explain that scientific knowledge is the result of a great deal of debate and confirmation within the science community.
SC.7.N.2.1: Identify an instance from the history of science in which scientific knowledge has changed when new evidence or new interpretations are encountered.
SC.7.N.3.1: Recognize and explain the difference between theories and laws and give several examples of scientific theories and the evidence that supports them.
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.11.2: 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.68.CS-CS.6.1: Explain why some tasks can be accomplished more easily by computers.
SC.68.CS-CS.6.2: Describe how humans and machines interact to accomplish tasks that cannot be accomplished by either alone.
SC.68.CS-PC.2.6: Identify and discuss the technology skills needed in the workplace.
SC.68.CS-PC.2.8: Identify interdisciplinary careers that are enhanced by computer science.
SC.8.E.5.1: Recognize that there are enormous distances between objects in space and apply our knowledge of light and space travel to understand this distance.
SC.8.E.5.2: Recognize that the universe contains many billions of galaxies and that each galaxy contains many billions of stars.
SC.8.E.5.3: Distinguish the hierarchical relationships between planets and other astronomical bodies relative to solar system, galaxy, and universe, including distance, size, and composition.
SC.8.E.5.4: Explore the Law of Universal Gravitation by explaining the role that gravity plays in the formation of planets, stars, and solar systems and in determining their motions.
SC.8.E.5.5: Describe and classify specific physical properties of stars: apparent magnitude (brightness), temperature (color), size, and luminosity (absolute brightness).
SC.8.E.5.7: Compare and contrast the properties of objects in the Solar System including the Sun, planets, and moons to those of Earth, such as gravitational force, distance from the Sun, speed, movement, temperature, and atmospheric conditions.
SC.8.E.5.7: Explain the impact of objects in space on each other including:
1. the Sun on the Earth including seasons and gravitational attraction
2. the Moon on the Earth, including phases, tides, and eclipses, and the relative position of each body.
SC.8.E.5.10: Assess how technology is essential to science for such purposes as access to outer space and other remote locations, sample collection, measurement, data collection and storage, computation, and communication of information.
SC.8.E.5.12: Summarize the effects of space exploration on the economy and culture of Florida.
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.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.9.3: Investigate and describe how temperature influences chemical changes.

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