GEMS Correlations with the Florida Sunshine State Standards

Grade Level Expectations and Benchmarks for Science
Grades 6–8

Strand H: The Nature of Science


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Standard 1: The student uses the scientific processes and habits of mind to solve problems.

Benchmark SC.H.1.3.1: The student knows that scientific knowledge is subject to modification as new information challenges prevailing theories and as a new theory leads to looking at old observations in a new way.

Sixth Grade

1. knows ways scientific theories may change with new discoveries.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Aquatic Habitats, Bubble-ology, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Earth, Moon, and Stars, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Fingerprinting, Global Warming, Investigating Artifacts, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Mapping Fish Habitats, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters

2. understands that new technology may lead to new discoveries.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Bubble-ology, Discovering Density, Environmental Detectives, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Learning About Learning, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, More Than Magnifiers, Ocean Currents, Oobleck, The Real Reasons for Seasons, Schoolyard Ecology, Stories in Stone

Seventh Grade

1. understands that new scientific knowledge is often used to reevaluate existing theories.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Earth, Moon, and Stars, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Global Warming, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters, Stories in Stone

Eighth Grade

1. knows that scientific knowledge is subject to modification as new information challenges prevailing theories and as a new theory leads to looking at old observations in a new way.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Dry Ice Investigations, Earth, Moon, and Stars, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Global Warming, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters, Stories in Stone

Benchmark SC.H.1.3.2: The student knows that the study of the events that led scientists to discoveries can provide information about the inquiry process and its effects.

Sixth Grade

1. uses systematic, scientific processes to develop and test hypotheses.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Aquatic Habitats, Bubble Festival, Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Color Analyzers, Convection, Crime Lab Chemistry, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Fingerprinting, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Investigating Artifacts, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Mapping Fish Habitats, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, More Than Magnifiers, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Oobleck, Paper Towel Testing, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters, Schoolyard Ecology, Stories in Stone

2. knows that the scientific method is a process that involves a logical and empirical but flexible approach to problem solving.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Convection, Crime Lab Chemistry, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Fingerprinting, Global Warming, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Ocean Currents, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Paper Towel Testing, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters

Seventh Grade

1. uses systematic, scientific processes to solve problems and reach conclusions.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Color Analyzers, Convection, Crime Lab Chemistry, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Fingerprinting, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Mapping Fish Habitats, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, More Than Magnifiers, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, Paper Towel Testing, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters, Stories in Stone

Eighth Grade

1. extends and refines use of systematic, scientific processes to develop and test hypotheses.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Convection, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Fingerprinting, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Mapping Fish Habitats, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Oobleck, Paper Towel Testing, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters, Stories in Stone

2. knows that the study of the events that led scientists to discoveries can provide information about the inquiry process and its effects.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Convection, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Global Warming, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters

Benchmark SC.H.1.3.3: The student knows that science disciplines differ from one another in topic, techniques, and outcomes but that they share a common purpose, philosophy, and enterprise.

Sixth Grade

1. knows that the disciplines of science provide in depth study and information that becomes available for all to share and use.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Aquatic Habitats, Bubble-ology, Dry Ice Investigations, Earth, Moon, and Stars, Environmental Detectives, Fingerprinting, Global Warming, Investigating Artifacts, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters, Schoolyard Ecology, Stories in Stone,

Seventh Grade


1. knows that science disciplines differ from one another in topic, techniques, and outcomes but that they share a common purpose, philosophy, and enterprise.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Dry Ice Investigations, Environmental Detectives, Global Warming, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters

Eighth Grade

1. extends and refines knowledge that science disciplines differ from one another in topic, techniques, and outcomes but that they share a common purpose, philosophy, and enterprise.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Dry Ice Investigations, Environmental Detectives, Global Warming, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters

Benchmark SC.H.1.3.4: The student knows that accurate record keeping, openness, and replication are essential to maintaining an investigator’s credibility with other scientists and society.

Sixth Grade

1. knows that accurate record keeping, openness, and replication are essential to maintaining an investigator’s credibility with other scientists and society.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Aquatic Habitats, Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Convection, Crime Lab Chemistry, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Fingerprinting, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Investigating Artifacts, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Mapping Fish Habitats, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, More Than Magnifiers, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, Paper Towel Testing, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters, Schoolyard Ecology, Stories in Stone

2. uses accurate records, openness, and replication of experiments to ensure credibility.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Convection, Crime Lab Chemistry, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Fingerprinting, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Investigating Artifacts, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Mapping Fish Habitats, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, More Than Magnifiers, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, Paper Towel Testing, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters, Schoolyard Ecology, Stories in Stone
Seventh

1. extends and refines use of accurate records, openness, and replication of experiments to ensure credibility.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Convection, Crime Lab Chemistry, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Fingerprinting, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Mapping Fish Habitats, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, More Than Magnifiers, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, Paper Towel Testing, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters, Stories in Stone

Eighth Grade

1. extends and refines use of accurate records, openness, and replication of experiments to ensure credibility.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Convection, Crime Lab Chemistry, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Fingerprinting, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Mapping Fish Habitats, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, More Than Magnifiers, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, Paper Towel Testing, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters, Stories in Stone

Benchmark SC.H.1.3.5: The student knows that a change in one or more variables may alter the outcome of an investigation.

Sixth Grade

1. understands the importance of the control in an experiment.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Aquatic Habitats, Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Convection, Crime Lab Chemistry, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Learning About Learning, Mapping Fish Habitats, Ocean Currents, Paper Towel Testing

2. knows how to identify the independent and dependent variables in an experiment.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Crime Lab Chemistry, Dry Ice Investigations, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Learning About Learning, Paper Towel Testing

3. uses appropriate experimental design, with consideration for rules, time, and materials required to solve a problem.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Convection, Crime Lab Chemistry, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Mapping Animal Movements, Mapping Fish Habitats, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, More Than Magnifiers, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Oobleck, Paper Towel Testing, River Cutters, Schoolyard Ecology, Stories in Stone

Seventh Grade

1. extends and refines knowledge of how to identify the independent and dependent variables in an experiment.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Crime Lab Chemistry, Dry Ice Investigations, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Learning About Learning, Paper Towel Testing

2. extends and refines use of appropriate experimental design, with consideration for rules, time, and materials required to solve a problem.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Convection, Crime Lab Chemistry, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Mapping Animal Movements, Mapping Fish Habitats, Moons of Jupiter, More Than Magnifiers, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Oobleck, Paper Towel Testing, River Cutters, Stories in Stone

3. uses rules, time, and materials in ways that ensure the identification and separation of variables in an experiment to solve a problem.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Convection, Crime Lab Chemistry, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Learning About Learning, Mapping Fish Habitats, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Ocean Currents, Paper Towel Testing, River Cutters

Eighth Grade

1. extends and refines knowledge of how to identify the independent and dependent variables in an experiment.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Crime Lab Chemistry, Dry Ice Investigations, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Learning About Learning, Paper Towel Testing

2. extends and refines use of appropriate experimental design, with consideration for rules, time, and materials required to solve a problem.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Convection, Crime Lab Chemistry, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Mapping Animal Movements, Mapping Fish Habitats, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, More Than Magnifiers, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Oobleck, Paper Towel Testing, River Cutters, Stories in Stone

3. extends and refines use of rules, time, and materials in ways that ensure the identification and separation of variables in an experiment to solve a problem.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Convection, Crime Lab Chemistry, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Learning About Learning, Mapping Fish Habitats, Moons of Jupiter, Ocean Currents, Paper Towel Testing, River Cutters

Benchmark SC.H.1.3.6: The student recognizes the scientific contributions that are made by individuals of diverse backgrounds, interests, talents, and motivations.

Sixth Grade

1. knows selected scientists and their accomplishments.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Bubble-ology, Dry Ice Investigations, Fingerprinting, Global Warming, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters, Schoolyard Ecology

2. knows that scientists who make contributions to knowledge come from all kinds of backgrounds and possess varied talents, interests, and goals.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Bubble-ology, Dry Ice Investigations, Environmental Detectives, Fingerprinting, Global Warming, Investigating Artifacts, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters
Seventh Grade

1. extends and refines knowledge of selected scientists and their accomplishments and recognizes their varied backgrounds, talents, interests, and goals.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Bubble-ology, Dry Ice Investigations, Global Warming, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters

Eighth Grade

1. extends and refines knowledge of selected scientists and their accomplishments and recognizes their varied backgrounds, talents, interests, and goals.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Bubble-ology, Dry Ice Investigations, Global Warming, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters

Benchmark SC.H.1.3.7: The student knows that when similar investigations give different results, the scientific challenge is to verify whether the differences are significant by further study.

Sixth Grade

1. uses criteria necessary to determine the veracity of the data.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Aquatic Habitats, Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Color Analyzers, Convection, Crime Lab Chemistry, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Fingerprinting, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Investigating Artifacts, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Mapping Fish Habitats, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, More Than Magnifiers, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Oobleck, Paper Towel Testing, The Real Reasons for Seasons, Schoolyard Ecology, Stories in Stone

Seventh Grade

1. uses criteria necessary to determine the validity of a scientific experiment.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Convection, Crime Lab Chemistry, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Fingerprinting, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Mapping Fish Habitats, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Oobleck, Paper Towel Testing, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters, Stories in Stone

Eighth Grade

1. extends and refines use of criteria necessary to determine the validity of a scientific experiment.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Convection, Crime Lab Chemistry, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Mapping Fish Habitats, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Oobleck, Paper Towel Testing, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters, Stories in Stone

2. knows that statistical tests are used to confirm the significance of data.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Crime Lab Chemistry, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Learning About Learning, Mapping Fish Habitats, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Paper Towel Testing, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters

Standard 2: The student understands that most natural events occur in comprehensible, consistent patterns.

Benchmark SC.H.2.3.1: The student recognizes that patterns exist within and across systems.

Sixth Grade

1. knows that most natural events occur in patterns.
Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Color Analyzers, Convection, Earth, Moon, and Stars, Environmental Detectives, Global Warming, Investigating Artifacts, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters, Schoolyard Ecology, Stories in Stone

Seventh Grade

1. knows that natural events (for example, seasons, hurricanes) occur in patterns.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Convection, Earth, Moon, and Stars, Environmental Detectives, Global Warming, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters, Stories in Stone

Eighth Grade

1. understands the importance for looking for patterns in natural events.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Color Analyzers, Convection, Earth, Moon, and Stars, Environmental Detectives, Global Warming, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters, Stories in Stone

Standard 3: The student understands that science, technology, and society are interwoven and interdependent.

Benchmark SC.H.3.3.1: The student knows that science ethics demand that scientists must not knowingly subject coworkers, students, the neighborhood, or the community to health or property risks.

Sixth Grade

1. knows that science ethics demand that scientists must not knowingly subject coworkers, students, the neighborhood, or the community to health or property risks.

Dry Ice Investigations, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Global Warming, Learning About Learning, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, River Cutters, Schoolyard Ecology

2. uses appropriate procedures for safety in the classroom, home, and community.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Aquatic Habitats, Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Color Analyzers, Convection, Crime Lab Chemistry, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Earth, Moon, and Stars, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Fingerprinting, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Investigating Artifacts, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Mapping Fish Habitats, Messages From Space, Microscopic Explorations, Moons of Jupiter, More Than Magnifiers, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, Paper Towel Testing, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters, Schoolyard Ecology, Stories in Stone

Seventh Grade

1. knows that science ethics demand that scientists must not knowingly subject coworkers, students, the neighborhood, or the community to health or property risks.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Dry Ice Investigations, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Global Warming, Learning About Learning, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, River Cutters

2. uses appropriate procedures for safety in the classroom, home, and community.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Aquatic Habitats, Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Color Analyzers, Convection, Crime Lab Chemistry, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Earth, Moon, and Stars, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Fingerprinting, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Mapping Fish Habitats, Messages From Space, Microscopic Explorations, Moons of Jupiter, More Than Magnifiers, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, Paper Towel Testing, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters, Stories in Stone

Eighth Grade

1. knows that science ethics demand that scientists must not knowingly subject coworkers, students, the neighborhood, or the community to health or property risks.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Dry Ice Investigations, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Global Warming, Learning About Learning, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, River Cutters

2. uses appropriate procedures for safety in the classroom, home, and community.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Aquatic Habitats, Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Color Analyzers, Convection, Crime Lab Chemistry, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Earth, Moon, and Stars, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Fingerprinting, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Mapping Fish Habitats, Messages From Space, Microscopic Explorations, Moons of Jupiter, More Than Magnifiers, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, Paper Towel Testing, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters, Stories in Stone

Benchmark SC.H.3.3.2: The student knows that special care must be taken in using animals in scientific research.

Sixth Grade

1. knows that appropriate care, safe practices, and ethical treatment are necessary when animals are involved in scientific research.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Animals in Action, Aquatic Habitats, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Mapping Fish Habitats, Only One Ocean, Schoolyard Ecology

Seventh Grade

1. knows the care, safe practices, and ethical treatment that are appropriate when using animals in field and laboratory research.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Animals in Action, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Mapping Fish Habitats, Only One Ocean

Eighth Grade

1. extends and refines knowledge of the care, safe practices, and ethical treatment that are appropriate when using animals in field and laboratory research.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Animals in Action, Earthworms, Environmental Detectives, Learning About Learning, Mapping Animal Movements, Mapping Fish Habitats, Only One Ocean

Benchmark SC.H.3.3.3: The student knows that in research involving human subjects, the ethics of science require that potential subjects be fully informed about the risks and benefits associated with the research and of their right to refuse to participate.

Sixth Grade

1. knows that in research involving human subjects, the ethics of science require that potential subjects be fully informed about the risks and benefits associated with the research and of their right to refuse to participate.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Learning About Learning

Seventh Grade

1. knows that in research involving human subjects, the ethics of science require that potential subjects be fully informed about the risks and benefits associated with the research and of their right to refuse to participate.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Learning About Learning

Eighth Grade

1. knows that in research involving human subjects, the ethics of science require that potential subjects be fully informed about the risks and benefits associated with the research and of their right to refuse to participate.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Learning About Learning

Benchmark SC.H.3.3.4: The student knows that technological design should require taking into account constraints such as natural laws, the properties of the materials used, and economic, political, social, ethical, and aesthetic values.

Sixth Grade

1. knows some ways that scientific discoveries create new technologies that affect society (for example, geographic information systems, gene mapping, electronic communication).

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Bubble-ology, Environmental Detectives, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Learning About Learning, Moons of Jupiter, More Than Magnifiers, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Oobleck, The Real Reasons for Seasons

Seventh Grade

1. knows that the designs used for technological improvements should consider the values of society (economic, political, social, ethical, aesthetic).

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Bubble-ology, Environmental Detectives, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Learning About Learning, Moons of Jupiter, Ocean Currents, Oobleck, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters

2. uses knowledge of political, social, and economic ramifications of certain scientific research to evaluate its role in society.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Bubble-ology, Environmental Detectives, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Learning About Learning, Messages From Space, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters

Eighth Grade

1. knows that technological design should require taking into account constraints such as natural laws, the properties of the materials used, and economic, political, social, ethical, and aesthetic values.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Bubble-ology, Environmental Detectives, Global Warming, Moons of Jupiter, Ocean Currents, Oobleck, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters

Benchmark SC.H.3.3.5: The student understands that contributions to the advancement of science, mathematics, and technology have been made by different kinds of people, in different cultures, at different times and are an intrinsic part of the development of human culture.

Sixth Grade

1. knows that the advancement of science, mathematics, and technology is ongoing and influenced by a diverse population of scientists.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Dry Ice Investigations, Earth, Moon, and Stars, Environmental Detectives, Fingerprinting, Global Warming, Learning About Learning, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters

Seventh Grade

1. knows that scientific and technological contributions are made by individuals of different ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Bubble-ology, Dry Ice Investigations, Earth, Moon, and Stars, Environmental Detectives, Fingerprinting, Global Warming, Learning About Learning, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters

Eighth Grade

1. understands that contributions to the advancement of science, mathematics, and technology have been made by different kinds of people, in different cultures, at different times and are an intrinsic part of the development of human culture.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Bubble-ology, Dry Ice Investigations, Earth, Moon, and Stars, Environmental Detectives, Fingerprinting, Global Warming, Learning About Learning, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters

Benchmark SC.H.3.3.6: The student knows that no matter who does science and mathematics or invents things, or when or where they do it, the knowledge and technology that result can eventually become available to everyone.

Sixth Grade

1. knows that scientific contributions may result in diverse technological products.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Bubble-ology, Environmental Detectives, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, More Than Magnifiers, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, The Real Reasons for Seasons

Seventh Grade

1. knows that scientific contributions may result in diverse technological products.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Bubble-ology, Environmental Detectives, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, More Than Magnifiers, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, The Real Reasons for Seasons

Eighth Grade

1. knows that no matter who does science and mathematics or invents things, or when or where they do it, the knowledge and technology that result can eventually become available to everyone.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Environmental Detectives, Fingerprinting, Global Warming, Messages From Space, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters

2. knows ways the scientific enterprise is global and available to all.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Bubble-ology, Earth, Moon, and Stars, Environmental Detectives, Fingerprinting, Global Warming, Learning About Learning, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters

Benchmark SC.H.3.3.7: The student knows that computers speed up and extend people’s ability to collect, sort, and analyze data; prepare research reports; and share data and ideas with others.

Sixth Grade

1. uses a computer to collect, analyze, and report scientific findings.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: The Real Reasons for Seasons

Seventh Grade

1. extends and refines use of a computer to collect, analyze, and report scientific findings.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: The Real Reasons for Seasons

Eighth Grade

1. uses a variety of technologies to collect, analyze, and report scientific findings.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Animals in Action, Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Convection, Crime Lab Chemistry, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Environmental Detectives, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight, Mapping Animal Movements, Mapping Fish Habitats, Messages From Space, Microscopic Explorations, Moons of Jupiter, More Than Magnifiers, Mystery Festival, Ocean Currents, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Oobleck, Paper Towel Testing, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters, Stories in Stone

2. knows that the quantity of scientific information available is increasing at an exponential rate due to the advances in technology.

Appropriate GEMS Teacher Guides: Acid Rain, Dry Ice Investigations, Environmental Detectives, Global Warming, Messages From Space, Moons of Jupiter, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, Oobleck, The Real Reasons for Seasons, River Cutters

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