GEMS Correlations with the
MISSISSIPPI SCIENCE FRAMEWORK
for First Grade


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First grade science content strands are Life Science (L), Earth and Space Science (E), and Physical Science (P). The content strand associated with each competency is identified after the competency statement.

Science competencies for first grade:

1. Explore the basic patterns of living systems. (L)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Ant Homes Under the Ground, Buzzing a Hive, Eggs Eggs Everywhere, Elephants and Their Young, Ladybugs, Mother Opossum and Her Babies, Penguins and Their Young

2. Investigate the diversity of living things. (L, P)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Ant Homes Under the Ground, Buzzing a Hive, Elephants and Their Young, Ladybugs, Mother Opossum and Her Babies, Penguins and Their Young, Tree Homes

3. Identify and describe daily changes in the sky. (E, P)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: none at this time

4. Examine the structure of the solar system. (E, P)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: none at this time

5. Discover the diversity of the Earth’s surface. (E)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Investigating Artifacts, Penguins and Their Young

6. Explore changes that occur in the Earth’s atmosphere. (E)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Tree Homes

7. Investigate how environmental concerns relate to the quality of life. (E)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Elephants and Their Young

8. Examine the different types of observable and measurable changes that matter can undergo. (P)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Involving Dissolving, Liquid Explorations, Secret Formulas, Sifting Through Science, Treasure Boxes

9. Explore the concepts of length, weight, temperature, and capacity/volume using nonstandard and standard (English and metric) units of measurement. (L, E, P)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Build It! Festival, Frog Math, Investigating Artifacts, Involving Dissolving, Mother Opossum and Her Babies, Secret Formulas

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