Correlation of GEMS to the State of California Science Content Standards, Grades 3–5


Please note that while many of the titles listed here can be used in grades other than grades 3–5, ONLY standards for those grades are correlated on this page. Correlations to standards in other grade ranges can be accessed by returning to the California Standards Correlation Page.

Where a "+" is shown, the title provides comprehensive coverage of the standard.


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Buzzing A Hive (K–3)

3rd Grade, Life Sciences

3a+, 3c, 3d

3rd Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

5d


Bubble Festival (K–6)

3rd Grade, Physical Sciences

2b+, 2c

3rd Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

5a+, 5c+, 5d+, 5e+

4th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6b, 6c+, 6d, 6e, 6f+

5th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6b, 6f, 6g+, 6h, 6i

 

Terrarium Habitats (K–6)

3rd Grade, Physical Sciences

1a, 2a

3rd Grade, Life Sciences

3a+, 3c+, 3d+

3rd Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

5a+, 5c, 5d+, 5e+

4th Grade, Life Sciences

2a+, 2b+, 2c+, 3a+, 3b+

4th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6c+

5th Grade, Life Sciences

2a

5th Grade, Earth Sciences

3b

5th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6a, 6b, 6c, 6h, 6i


Involving Dissolving (1–3)

3rd Grade, Physical Sciences

1e+, 1g+, 1h

3rd Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

5a, 5c, 5d+, 5e+

 

Liquid Explorations (1–3)

3rd Grade, Physical Sciences

1e, 1g+, 1h

3rd Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

5a+, 5c+, 5d+, 5e+

 

Secret Formulas (1–3)

3rd Grade, Physical Sciences

1e, 1g+

3rd Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

5a+, 5c+, 5d+, 5e+


On Sandy Shores (1–3)

3rd Grade, Physical Sciences

1b

3rd Grade, Life Sciences

3d

3rd Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

5a+, 5b, 5e+

4th Grade, Life Sciences

2b, 2c+, 3a+, 3b

4th Grade, Earth Sciences

5a, 5b+, 5c+

4th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6a+, 6c+, 6f+


Aquatic Habitats (2–6)

3rd Grade, Life Sciences

3a+, 3b, 3c+, 3d+

3rd Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

5a+, 5b, 5c, 5d+, 5e

4th Grade, Life Sciences

2a+, 2b, 2c+, 3a+, 3b+, 3d

4th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6a, 6b, 6c+, 6e, 6f+

5th Grade, Life Sciences

2a, 2b

5th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6b+, 6c, 6g+, 6h, 6i

 

Mystery Festival (2–8)

3rd Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

5a+, 5b+, 5c, 5d, 5e+

4th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6a+, 6c+, 6d, 6f+

 

GEMS Curriculum Sequence, Space Science (3-5)

3rd Grade, Physical Sciences
1a, 1d, 2a+, 2b+, 2d+
3rd Grade, Earth Sciences
4a, 4b+,4c, 4d+, 4e+
3rd Grade, Investigation and Experimentation
5a+, 5b+, 5c+, 5d+, 5e+
4th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation
6a+, 6b+, 6c+, 6d+, 6e,+, 6f+
5th Grade Earth Sciences
5a+, 5b+, 5c+
5th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation 6a+, 6c+, 6f, 6g+

 

Electric Circuits (3-6)

3rd Grade, Investigation and Experimentation 5a, 5b+, 5c, 5d+, 5e
4th Grade, Physical Science 1a+, 1g+
4th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation 6a, 6c+, 6d+, 6f+
5th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation 6a+, 6b+, 6c, 6f

 

Schoolyard Ecology (3–6)

3rd Grade, Physical Sciences

1a

3rd Grade, Life Sciences

3b, 3d

3rd Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

5a, 5b, 5c+, 5d+, 5e+

4th Grade, Life Sciences

3a

4th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6a, 6c+, 6e+, 6f+

5th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6a+, 6b

 

Crime Lab Chemistry (4–8)

4th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation
6a+, 6c+, 6d+, 6f+
5th Grade, Physical Sciences
1a, 1b+, e+, f+, g
5th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation 6a, 6b+, 6c+, 6d+, 6e, 6f+, 6g

 

Fingerprinting (4–8)

4th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6a+, 6e, 6f

5th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6a+, 6g, 6h

 

Hot Water and Warm Homes from Sunlight (4–8)

5th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6b, 6c, 6d+, 6e+, 6g+, 6h+

 

Microscopic Explorations (4–8)

4th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6b, 6d, 6f+

5th Grade, Physical Sciences

1i

5th Grade, Life Sciences

2a

5th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6a+

 

Of Cabbages and Chemistry (4–8)

4th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6c+, 6d+, 6f+

5th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6a+, 6c, 6g, 6h+

 

Oobleck (4–8)

4th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6a, 6c, 6d

5th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6b, 6c, 6f, 6h+

 

Moons of Jupiter (4–8)

4th Grade, Life Sciences

3b

4th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6a+, 6b+, 6c+, 6d+, 6e, 6f+

5th Grade, Earth Sciences

5a, 5b, 5c

5th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6b, 6c, 6d, 6e, 6f, 6g, 6h+

 

Stories in Stone (4–8)

4th Grade, Earth Sciences

4a+, 4b+, 5a+, 5b+, 5c+

4th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6a, 6c, 6f+

5th Grade, Physical Sciences

1a, 1f+

5th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6a+, 6b, 6c, 6f, 6h+


Bubble-Ology (5–8)

5th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6a+, 6b+, 6c+, 6d+, 6e+, 6f+, 6g+, 6h+, 6i


Earth, Moon, and Stars (5–8)

5th Grade, Earth Sciences

5a, 5b, 5c

5th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6b, 6c, 6f, 6g+, 6h+

Life through Time (5-8)

5th Grade, Life Science 2a+, 2c, 2f
5th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation 6a+


Paper Towel Testing (5–8)

5th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

6b, 6c+, 6d+, 6e+, 6f+, 6g+, 6h+

 

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