GEMS Correlations with the
MISSISSIPPI SCIENCE FRAMEWORK
for Eighth Grade


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Eighth 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 eighth grade:

1. Analyze and relate structure and function in living systems. (L)


Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Learning About Learning

2. Analyze genetic continuity of organisms. (L)


Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: none at this time

3. Determine the economic factors that influence the regulation and behavior of organisms. (L, E)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Acid Rain, Environmental Detectives, Global Warming, Hot Water and Warm Homes from Sunlight, Learning About Learning, Ocean Currents, Only One Ocean, River Cutters

4. Examine the physical factors of populations as they relate to the formation of ecosystems. (L, E)


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

5. Investigate atmospheric movements that affect the Earth’s system. (E, P)


Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Ocean Currents

6. Investigate the Earth’s geological past. (E, L)


Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Stories in Stone

7. Describe the appearance and nature of our galaxy and the universe. (E)


Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Earth, Moon, and Stars, Messages from Space, Moons of Jupiter

8. Analyze the properties of matter. (P)


Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Acid Rain, Chemical Reactions, Discovering Density, Dry Ice Investigations, Environmental Detectives, Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect, Of Cabbages and Chemistry

9. Explore the application of simple and complex machines. (P)


Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: none at this time

10. Investigate the transfer of energy. (P)


Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Hot Water and Warm Homes from Sunlight

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