Correlation of GEMS Teacher Guides to the State of California Science Content Standards, Grades K–8

GEMS Teacher Guides provide comprehensive coverage of the California State Standards for Science for Grades K–8. The standards themselves are available on-line by searching at the California Department of Education web site. GEMS has not included the standards here for the sake of brevity.

The pages accessible below specify how GEMS Teacher Guides correlate to the standards for the grades indicated. As each page states, many guides span a broader age range; in order to be concise the pages only cite the standards relevant for the grade ranges covered by that page. To see how a specific guide relates to standards in another grade, simply return here and select the alternative grade range desired.

Grades PreK–2
Grades 3–5
Grades 6–8

In addition to correlating GEMS units to California's education standards as shown in the links above, the Kern County Office of Education has generated a correlation between GEMS Units and the California adopted curriculum products as shown on the documents linked below:

Overview from the Kern County Office of Education
Kindergarten: Houghton-Mifflin or Macmillan McGraw-Hill
First Grade: Houghton-Mifflin or Macmillan McGraw-Hill
Second Grade: Houghton-Mifflin or Macmillan McGraw-Hill
Third Grade: Houghton-Mifflin or Macmillan McGraw-Hill
Fourth Grade: Houghton-Mifflin or Macmillan McGraw-Hill
Fifth Grade: Houghton-Mifflin or Macmillan McGraw-Hill
Sixth Grade: Houghton-Mifflin or Macmillan McGraw-Hill

Alternatively, view a recommended scope and sequence of GEMS units addressing the requirements of the California Science Framework.

Correlations of California math standards and the GEMS Mathematics units Treasure Boxes and Build It Festival are available from the links here.


 

 

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