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Montana Standards for Kindergarten 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.grK.D. 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.grK.A. Identify measurement tools
S1.2.grK.B. Choose the appropriate tool to measure time, temperature, mass, length, and liquid volume

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.grK.A. Identify objects based on their color, shape and size.
S2.2.grK.B. Sort objects based on their color, shape, and size.

S2.3. Identify the basic characteristics of light, heat, motion, magnetism, electricity, and sound

S2.3.grK.A. Identify light vs. dark
S2.3.grK.D. Describe the basic characteristics of light, magnetism, and motion

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.

S3.1. Identify that plants and animals have structures and systems that serve different functions for growth, survival, and reproduction

S3.1.grK.A. List characteristics of living things
S3.1.grK.B. List characteristics of nonliving things
S3.1.grK.C. Compare living and nonliving things

S3.5. Create and use a classification system to group a variety of plants and animals according to their similarities and differences

S3.5.grK.B. Group objects using a simple classification system

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.grK.C. Identify local land and water features

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

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

S5.5.grK.A. Identify that tools are a form of technology

MT.S6. Students understand historical developments in science and technology.

S6.3. Describe science as a human endeavor and an ongoing process

S6.3.grK.A. Recognize that humans use their senses to learn about the natural world