GEMS Correlations with the
MISSISSIPPI SCIENCE FRAMEWORK
for Third Grade


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Third 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 third grade:

1. Investigate the interactions of objects and organisms. (L, E)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: On Sandy Shores

2. Explore the components of living systems. (L)

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

3. Identify and describe the appearance of stars in the night sky. (E, P)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: none at this time

4. Discover how internal and external forces affect the Earth’s surface. (E)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Investigating Artifacts, On Sandy Shores

5. Examine changes in matter. (P)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Involving Dissolving, Liquid Explorations, Secret Formulas

6. Analyze changes in matter. (E)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: none at this time

7. Develop the process of measurement and related concepts. (L, E, P)

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

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