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Montana Standards for First Grade Science

MT.S1. Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate the ability to design, conduct, evaluate, and communicate results and reasonable conclusions of scientific investigations.

S1.1. Develop the abilities necessary to safely conduct scientific inquiry, including (a step-by-step sequence is not implied): (a) asking questions about objects, events, and organisms in the environment, (b) planning and conducting simple investigations

S1.1.gr1.C. Follow appropriate safety rules

S1.2. Select and use appropriate tools including technology to make measurements (including metric units) and represent results of basic scientific investigations

S1.2.gr1.B. Use tools to measure time, mass, volume, length, and temperature

S1.6. Identify how observations of nature form an essential base of knowledge among the Montana American Indians

S1.6.gr1.A. Identify examples of Montana American Indians making use of natural resources

MT.S2. Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of properties, forms, changes and interactions of physical and chemical systems.

S2.2. Examine, measure, describe, compare and classify objects in terms of common physical properties

S2.2.gr1.A. Identify objects based on color, shape, size, texture, weight

S2.4. Model and explain that matter exists as solids, liquids, and gases and can change form one form to another

S2.4.gr1.A. Define measurement
S2.4.gr1.B. Recognize simple measurement tools
S2.4.gr1.C. Select appropriate tools for measurement of matter
S2.4.gr1.D. Manipulate tools for measurement of matter

MT.S3. Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of characteristics, structures and function of living things, the process and diversity of life, and how living organisms interact with each other and their environment.

S3.2. Identify, measure, and describe basic requirements of energy and nutritional needs for an organism

S3.2.gr1.A. Define herbivore and carnivore
S3.2.gr1.B. Classify herbivore/carnivore
S3.2.gr1.C. Define a food chain
S3.2.gr1.D. Illustrate a food chain

MT.S4. Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of the composition, structures, processes and interactions of Earth's systems and other objects in space.

S4.1. Describe and give examples of earth's changing features

S4.1.gr1.B. Identify examples of water features

S4.4. Observe and describe the water cycle and the local weather and demonstrate how weather conditions are measured

S4.4.gr1.A. Identify elements of weather
S4.4.gr1.B. Observe daily weather conditions

S4.6. Identify objects (e.g., moon, stars, meteors) in the sky and their patterns of movement and explain that light and heat comes from a star called the sun

S4.6.gr1.A. Identify that there are objects in the sky, including stars, moon, and planets
S4.6.gr1.B. Identify the sun as a star
S4.6.gr1.C. Describe the cause of day and night as a result of the sun shining on Earth as it rotates

MT.S5. Students, through the inquiry process, understand how scientific knowledge and technological developments impact communities, cultures and societies.

S5.1. Describe and discuss examples of how people use science and technology

S5.1.gr1.A. Identify technology as the knowledge, processes and products used to solve problems and make lives easier
S5.1.gr1.B. Identify technology in the school
S5.1.gr1.C. Explain how technology is used in the school

S5.5. Identify how the knowledge of science and technology influences the development of the Montana American Indian cultures

S5.5.gr1.A. Identify that a process can be a form of technology