GEMS Correlations with the
MISSISSIPPI SCIENCE FRAMEWORK
for Fourth Grade


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Fourth 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 fourth grade:

1. Investigate the ability of living things to adapt to their environment. (L)

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

2. Explore the interactions of components of living systems. (L)
Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Aquatic Habitats, Microscopic Explorations, On Sandy Shores, Schoolyard Ecology, Terrarium Habitats

3. Communicate an understanding of the interaction of bodies in the solar system. (E, P)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Earth, Moon, and Stars (recommended for grades 5-8 but could be modified for fourth grade), Moons of Jupiter

4. Identify and describe the visual and telescopic appearance of planets and moons. (E, P)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Earth, Moon, and Stars (recommended for grades 5-8 but could be modified for fourth grade), Moons of Jupiter

5. Discover the effects of external forces on the Earth’s surface. (E)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: none at this time

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

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: none at this time

7. Discover how environmental concerns relate to the hydrosphere, lithosphere, and atmosphere. (E, L)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Hot Water and Warm Homes from Sunlight, On Sandy Shores

8. Investigate the changes in the states of matter. (P)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: On Sandy Shores

9. Examine the different forms of energy. (E, L, P)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Bubble Festival, Hot Water and Warm Homes from Sunlight, Microscopic Explorations

10. Develop the process of measurement and the concepts related to units of measurement. (L, E, P)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Hot Water and Warm Homes from Sunlight, Moons of Jupiter, Of Cabbages and Chemistry

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