GEMS and Massachusetts Science Standards



Scope and Sequence of GEMS Guides to the
Massachusetts Science Standards

Guides with * cover the most standards at that grade level

Kindergarten

*Tree Homes
*Buzzing a Hive
Ladybugs

First Grade

*Penguins and Their Young
*Eggs, Eggs Everywhere
Sifting Through Science

Second Grade

*Terrarium Habitats
*Matter
Liquid Explorations

Third Grade

*On Sandy Shores
*Stories in Stone – first half

Fourth Grade

*Aquatic Habitats
Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight
Schoolyard Ecology

Fifth Grade

*Electric Circuits
*Color Analyzers
*Earth, Moon and Stars
*Messages From Space
Schoolyard Ecology

Sixth Grade

*Plate Tectonics
Earth, Moon and Stars
Real Reasons For the Seasons
Convection: A Current Event
Dry Ice Investigations

Seventh Grade

*Chemical Reactions
*Dry Ice Investigations
*Global Warming

Eighth Grade

*Stories in Stone
*Plate Tectonics
River Cutters

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