K-PS3-1: Sunlight Warms the Earth

Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface. (Cause and Effect)

Clarification Statement: Examples of Earth’s surface could include sand, soil, rocks, and water.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment of temperature is limited to relative measures such as warmer/cooler.




Assessments

The following assessments were created by science teachers hoping to better understand the NGSS. In most cases teachers went from standard to assessment in around an hour.  These are drafts and should be used accordingly. Feel free to improve these assessments or contribute to the collection. Learn more about assessment design here.


Phenomena

 

Anchor Charts


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Vocabulary

Cause and Effect
Sunlight
Shade
Earth’s surface (e.g. sand, soil, rock, water)
Temperature (e.g. warmer, cooler)
Warmth

Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface. (Cause and Effect)


Learning Plans


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