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(1) A graduating student at the novice level in science is beginning to attain the prerequisite knowledge and skills that are fundamental in science. He/she:

(a) identifies, describes, and safely conducts a simple investigation, identifies a variable and makes real world applications, and, with direction, explains that observation is a key inquiry process used by Montana American Indians;

(b) with direction, identifies and uses models depicting the properties of matter in the physical world;

(c) with direction, uses physical models to investigate problems and/or questions about the biotic (living) and abiotic (nonliving) parts of the biosphere and describes some factors which may cause the extinction of a species;

(d) with direction, describes and explains processes that occur in the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere of the earth and the universe;

(e) identifies connections and interactions among technology, science, and society by applying scientific inquiry;

(f) identifies, but inconsistently communicates, interactions of science, technology, and their effect on society;

(g) with direction, identifies the positive and negative impacts of past, present, and future technological and scientific advances and, with direction, describes how science and technology apply to contemporary Montana American Indian communities; and

(h) with direction, explains Montana American Indian contributions to scientific and technological knowledge and with direction describes the historical impact of scientific and technological advances, including Montana American Indian examples.

History: 20-2-114, MCA; IMP, 20-1-501, 20-2-121, 20-3-106, 20-7-101, MCA; NEW, 1999 MAR p. 2440, Eff. 10/22/99; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 2910, Eff. 11/23/06.

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