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South Dakota Standards for Kindergarten Science

SD.K.E. Earth/Space Science: Students will analyze the composition, formative processes, and history of the universe, solar system, and Earth.

K.E.1. Analyze the various structures and processes of the Earth system.

K.E.1.2. Explore rocks, sand, water, and soil.

SD.K.L. Life Science: Students will describe structures and attributes of living things, processes of life, and interaction with each other and the environment.

K.L.1. Understand the fundamental structures, functions, classifications, and mechanisms found in living things.

K.L.1.1. Students are able to sort living from non-living things.

K.L.3. Analyze how organisms are linked to one another and the environment.

K.L.3.1. Students are able to explore the local habitat.

SD.K.N. Nature of Science: Students will explore, evaluate, and communicate personal and scientific investigations to understand the nature of science.

K.N.2. Apply the skills necessary to conduct scientific investigations.

K.N.2.2. Students are able to safely conduct simple experiments.

SD.K.P. Physical Science: Students will use appropriate scientific models to describe and quantify the nature and interactions of matter and energy.

K.P.1. Describe structures and properties of, and changes in, matter.

K.P.1.1. Students are able to use senses to describe solid objects in terms of physical attributes.
K.P.1.2. Students are able to identify water in its solid and liquid forms.

K.P.2. Analyze forces, their forms, and their effects on motions.

K.P.2.1. Students are able identify things that move.
K.P.2.2. Students are able to explore magnets.

K.P.3. Analyze interactions of energy and matter.

K.P.3.1. Students are able to explore vibration and sound.

SD.K.S. Science, Technology, Environment, and Society: Students will identify and evaluate the relationships and ethical implications of science upon technology, environment, and society.

K.S.1. Analyze various implications/effects of scientific advancement within the environment and society.

K.S.1.3. Recognize ways to reuse various materials.

K.S.2. Analyze the relationships/interactions among science, technology, environment, and society.