The Kindergarten Georgia Standards of Excellence for science engage students in raising questions about the world around them. Though not developmentally ready for in-depth explanations, kindergarten students wonder why things move and note the various patterns in their movement (e.g., the sun and the moon appear and disappear in the sky). Students learn to use whole numbers to describe scientific data and how to identify parts of things (i.e. tools and toys). Kindergarteners use their senses (sight, smell, taste, touch, and sound) to group objects and to make observations about the physical world by describing, comparing, and sorting items according to physical attributes (i.e. number, shape, texture, size, weight, color, and motion). They learn to follow rules to stay safe.