Correlation of GEMS Teacher Guides to the State of California Science Content Standards, Grades 6–8


Please note that while many of the titles listed here can be used in grades other than grades 6–8, 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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Bubble Festival (K-6)

6th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

7a+, 7b+, 7c, 7d, 7e


Investigating Artifacts (K-6)

6th Grade, Resources

6c+


Terrarium Habitats (K-6)

6th Grade, Ecology

5a, 5c, 5e

Investigation & Experimentation

7a+, 7d, 7g+, 7h+


Aguatic Habitats (2-6)

6th Grade, Ecology

5a, 5b+

6th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

7a+, 7b+, 7c+, 7d+, 7e+, 7g, 7h+


Mystery Festival (2-8)

6th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

7a+, 7b, 7b, 7d+, 7e+

7th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

7a, 7c+, 7d+, 7e+

8th Grade, Reactions

5e

8th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

9a, 9b+, 9c


Schoolyard Ecology (3-6)

6th Grade, Ecology

5e+

6th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

7h

Electric Circuits (3-6)

6th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation 7a, 7b, 7d+, 7e+

 


Crime Lab Chemistry (4-8)

6th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation
6a, 6b, 6d+, 6e+
7th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation
7a, 7b, 7c+, 7d+, 7e
8th Grade, Structure of Matter
3b, 3d+, 3e
8th Grade, Density and Buoyancy
8c, 8d
8th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation 9a+, 9b+, 9c+



Fingerprinting (4-8)

6th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

7c, 7e



Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight (5-8)

6th Grade, Heat

3d

6th Grade, Energy in the Earth System

3b

6th Grade, Resources

6a, 6b

6th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

7a, 7b, 7c+, 7d+, 7e

7th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

7a, 7c+

8th Grade, Investigation& Experimentation

9a, 9b+, 9c+, 9e+, 9g


Microscopic Explorations (4-8)

6th Grade, Shaping the Earth's Surface

2c

6th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

7b, 7c, 7e

7th Grade, Structure and Function in Living Systems

5a, 5g

Physical Properties in Living Systems

6b, 6d

7th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

7a, 7b, 7d+

8th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

9e, 9g


Of Cabbages and Chemistry (4-8)

6th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

7a+, 7d+, 7e+

7th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

7c+

8th Grade, Reactions

5e+


Oobleck (4-8)

6th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

7a+, 7b+, 7d, 7e+

7th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

7a, 7c, 7c, 7d, 7e

8th Grade, Density and Buoyancy

8d

8th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

9a+, 9b


Moons of Jupiter (4-8)

6th Grade, Resources

6a

6th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e+, 7g+

7th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

7a, 7b, 7c+, 7d+

8th Grade, Forces

2g

8th Grade, Earth in the Solar System

4d, 4e+

8th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

9a, 9b+, 9c


Stories in Stone (4-8)

6th Grade, Plate Tectonics and Earth's Structure

1b, 1d+, 1f

6th Grade, Shaping the Earth's Surface

2a, 2b, 2d

6th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

7a, 7b, 7e+, 7g+

7th Grade, Earth and Life History

4a+, 4c+

7th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

7a, 7b, 7e+, 7g+

8th Grade, Reactions

5d+


Bubble-Ology (5-8)

6th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

7a, 7b+, 7c+, 7d, 7e+

7th Grade, Physical Principles in Living Systems

6e

7th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

7a+, 7c+, 7d, 7e

8th Grade, Investigation & Experimentation

9a+, 9b+, 9c+, 9d, 9e+, 9g


Color Analyzers (5-8)

7th Grade, Physical Principles in Living Systems

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

8th Grade, Heat (Thermal Energy)

3d

8th Grade, Energy in the Earth System

3b

8th Grade, Resources

6a, 6b

8th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

9a, 9b


Earth, Moon, and Stars (5-8)

6th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a, 7b, 7c+, 7d, 7e+, 7g+, 7h+

7th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a, 7b, 7c+, 7d+, 7e

8th Grade, Forces

2g

8th Grade, Earth in the Solar System

4d+, 4e

8th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

9a, 9b+

 

Life through Time (5-8)

6th Grade, Ecology 5a, 5c
7th Grade, Evolution 3a+, 3b, 3c+, 3d+, 3e+
7th Grade, Earth and Life History 4a, 4b+, 4d+, 4e+, 4f+, 4g+
7th Grade, Function in Living Systems 5a, 5c, 5f

 

Messages from Space (5-8)

5th Grade, Earth Science 5a, 5b+
5th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation 6f+, 6g+, 6h, 6i
6th Grade, Heat (Thermal Energy) 3d+
6th Grade, Energy in the Earth System 4b
6th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation 7c+, 7d, 7e+, 7g+
7th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation 7a, 7b+, 7c, 7d+, 7e+
8th Grade, Forces 2g+
8th Grade, Earth in the Solar System 4a+, 4b+, 4c, 4d+, 4e+

 

Ocean Currents (5-8)

5th Grade, Physical Sciences

1b, 1h, 1i+

5th Grade, Earth Sciences

3a+, 3d, 4a, 4b

5th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

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

6th Grade, Energy in the Earth System

4a+, 4d+

6th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a, 7b+, 7c+, 7d+, 7e+, 7f+, 7g+, 7h+

7th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a+, 7b, 7c+, 7d+, 7e+

8th Grade, Structure of Matter

3d, 3e

8th Grade, Chemistry of Living Systems

6b

8th Grade, Reactions

5d

8th Grade, Density and Buoyancy

8a+, 9b+, 9c+, 9e+

8th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

9A, 9B+, 9C+, 9E+

 

Only One Ocean (5-8)

5th Grade, Life Sciences

2a+, 2b, 2c+

Fifth Grade, Earth Sciences

3a+, 3d

6th Grade, Ecology

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

6th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7c+, 7d+, 7e+, 7f+, 7g+, 7e+

7th Grade, Genetics

2a

7th Grade, Structure and Function in Living Systems

5a, 5b, 5c, 5d

7th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a, 7b+, 7c+, 7d+, 7e+

 

Paper Towel Testing (5-8)

6th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7b, 7c+, 7d+, 7e+

7th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a+, 7c+, 7e+

8th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

9a, 9b+, 9e, 9f+

 

Acid Rain (6-8)

6th Grade, Ecology

5c, 5d

6th Grade, Resources

6a+

6th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a, 7b, 7c+, 7d+, 7e+

7th Grade, Evolution

3e

7th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a, 7b, 7c+, 7d, 7e+

8th Grade, Reactions

5e

8th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

9a, 9b+, 9c+, 9e+

 

Chemical Reactions (6-8)

6th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a+, 7b , 7c+, 7d, 7e+

7th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a+, 7c+

8th Grade Reactions

5a+, 5c+

8th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

9a+, 9b+, 9c+, 9e+

 

Convection (6-8)

6th Grade, Plate Tectonics and Earth's Structure

1b

6th Grade, Heat (Thermal Energy)

3c

6th Grade, Energy in the Earth System

4a, 4c+, 4d+

7th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7c, 7d+, 7e

8th Grade, Density and Buoyancy

8c

8th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

9a, 9b

 

Discovering Density (6-8)

6th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a, 7b, 7d, 7e+

7th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a, 7c+, 7e

8th Grade, Density and Buoyancy

8a+, 8b+

8th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

9a, 9b+, 9c

 

Dry Ice Investigations (6-8)

6th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a+, 7b+, 7c+, 7d+, 7e+

7th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a+, 7b, 7c+, 7e+

8th Grade, Reactions

5d+

8th Grade, Structure of Matter

3d+, 3e+

8th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

9a+, 9b+, 9c+, 9e

 

Environmental Detectives (6-8)

6th Grade, Shaping the Earth's Surface 2a, 2b
6th Grade, Ecology 5a+, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e+
6th Grade, Resources 6a, 6b, 6c
6th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation 7a, 7b, 7c+, 7d+, 7e+, 7f+, 7g+, 7h
7th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation 7a, 7b+, 7c+, 7d, 7e+
8th Grade, Reactions 5e+
8th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation 9a, 9b+, 9c, 9e

Experimenting with Model Rockets (6-8)

6th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a+, 7b, 7c+, 7d+, 7e+

7th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a, 7c, 7d+, 7e+

8th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

9a+, 9b+, 9c+, 9e+


Height-O-Meters (6-8)

6th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a, 7b, 7c+, 7d, 7e+

8th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

9a, 9b+, 9c, 9e+, 9f+

 

Invisible Universe (6-8)

6th Grade, Heat (Thermal Energy) 3a
6th Grade, Energy in the Earth System 4b+
7th Grade, Physics Principles in Living Systems 6a+
8th Grade, Motion 1c, 1d, 1f
8th Grade, Forces 2a
8th Grade, Earth in the Solar System 4a+, 4b, 4c, 4e

 

Learning about Learning (6-8)

6th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a, 7b, 7c+, 7d+, 7e+

7th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a, 7b, 7c+, 7e+

8th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

9a, 9b+, 9c+, 9e+

 

Living with a Star (6-8)

6th Grade, Heat (Thermal Energy) 3a+, 3d+
6th Grade, Energy in the Earth System 4b+
6th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation 7e, 7g+, 7h
7th Grade, Physical Principles in Living Systems 6a+, 6b, 6c, 6e+, 6f
7th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation 7b+, 7d+
8th Grade, Earth in the Solar System 4b, 4d, 4e

 

More Than Magnifiers (6-8)

7th Grade, Structure and Function in Living Systems

5g

7th Grade, Physical Properties in Living Systems

6b, 6c+, 6d+

 

Plate Tectonics (6-8)

6th Grade, Plate Tectonics and the Earth's Structure

1a+, 1b+, 1c+, 1d+, 1e+, 1f+, 1g

6th Grade, Shaping the Earth's Surface

1a, 1b, 1d

6th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a, 7b, 7c+, 7d, 7e+, 7f+, 7g+

7th Grade, Earth and Life History

4a+, 4b+, 4c+, 4d+, 4e+, 4f, 4g

7th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a, 7b, 7c+, 7d+, 7e+

8th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

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

The Real Reasons for Seasons (6-8)

6th Grade, Energy in the Earth System

4a, 4b

6th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a, 7b+, 7c+, 7d+, 7e+

7th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a, 7b+, 7c+, 7d+, 7e+

8th Grade, Earth in the Solar System

4b, 4d+, 4e+

8th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

9a, 9b+, 9d+, 9e+, 9f, 9g

 

River Cutters (6-8)

6th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a+, 7b+, 7c+, 7d+, 7e+, 7h

6th Grade, Shaping the Earth's Surface

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

7th Grade, Earth and Life History

4a+, 4d

7th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a+, 7b+, 7c+, 7d+, 7e+

8th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

9a+, 9b+, 9c+, 9e, 9f, 9g

 

GEMS Curriculum Sequences, Space Science (6-8)

6th Grade, Heat (Thermal Energy)
3a+, 3d+
6th Grade, Energy in the Earth System
4a+, 4b+
6th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation
6b+, 6c+, 6d+, 6e+, 6f+, 6g+, 6h+
7th Grade, Physical Principals in Living Systems
6a+, 6b+, 6c+, 6e, 6f+
7th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation
7a, 7b+, 7c+, 7d+, 7e+
8th Grade, Motion
1a, 1c+
8th Grade, Earth in the Solar System
4a+, 4b+, 4c, 4d+, 4e+
8th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation 9a, 9b+, 9d+, 9e+, 9f+, 9g+


Global Warming (7-8)

7th Grade, Evolution

3e

7th Grade, Earth and Life History

4a, 4b, 4f

7th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

7a, 7b+, 7c+, 7e+

8th Grade, Chemistry of Living Systems

6a

8th Grade, Investigation and Experimentation

9a, 9b+, 9c+, 9e+, 9f, 9g

 

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