GEMS Correlations with the
MISSISSIPPI SCIENCE FRAMEWORK
for Seventh Grade


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Seventh 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 seventh grade:

1. Compare and contrast structure and function in living systems. (L)


Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Learning About Learning, More Than Magnifiers, Life through Time

2. Explore the processes of the reproduction and heredity of organisms. (L)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: none at this time

3. Determine how organisms co-exist in their environment. (L)


Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Only One Ocean

4. Explore how environmental factors of population influence the formation of an ecosystem. (L, E)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Acid Rain, Environmental Detectives, Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect, Hot Water and Warm Homes from Sunlight

5. Examine survival strategies of organisms over many generations. (L)


Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Life through Time

6. Explore the composition and changes of the Earth system. (E, P)


Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Plate Tectonics, River Cutters, Stories in Stone

7. Explain the causes of lunar phases, eclipses, and Earth’s seasons. (E)


Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Earth, Moon, and Stars, Messages from Space, Moons of Jupiter, More Than Magnifiers, The Real Reasons for Seasons

8. Investigate chemical and physical properties of matter. (P)


Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Acid Rain, Bubble-ology, Chemical Reactions, Crime Lab Chemistry, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Environmental Detectives, Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect, Ocean Currents, Of Cabbages and Chemistry, Oobleck, Stories in Stone

9. Investigate motions and forces. (P)


Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Earth, Moon, and Stars, Experimenting with Model Rockets, Moons of Jupiter

10. Investigate the sources of energy. (P, E)


Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Convection: A Current Event, Dry Ice Investigations, Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect, Hot Water and Warm Homes from Sunlight, Ocean Currents

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