K-PS3-1 Make observations to determine the effect of sunlight on Earth’s surface.
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.
This resource is explicitly designed to build towards this performance expectation.
Comments about Including the Performance Expectation
In Activity 1, students make, observe, and record shadows. To learn how the sun's movement across the sky effects shadows, students should engage in the activity at regular times over a number of days.