GEMS Correlations with the
MISSISSIPPI SCIENCE FRAMEWORK
for Second Grade


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Second 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 second grade:

1. Explore the functions and systems of living things. (L)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Aquatic Habitats, Terrarium Habitats

2. Research the diversity and interaction of living things. (L)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Aquatic Habitats, Buzzing a Hive, Terrarium Habitats

3. Explore the structure of the solar system. (E)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: none at this time

4. Identify and describe weekly and monthly changes in the sky. (E)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: none at this time

5. Recognize the diversity of the Earth’s composition. (E)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: On Sandy Shores

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

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Aquatic Habitats

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

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: On Sandy Shores, Terrarium Habitats

8. Predict and explore the effects of force and energy on matter. (P)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Aquatic Habitats, Bubble Festival, Involving Dissolving, Liquid Explorations, Secret Formulas, Sifting Through Science

9. Investigate the properties of color, heat, and light. (P)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: none at this time

10. Determine length, mass, weight, and capacity/volume using the appropriate standard (English and metric) units of measurement. (L, E, P)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Bubble Festival, Involving Dissolving, Secret Formulas

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