GEMS Correlations with the
MISSISSIPPI SCIENCE FRAMEWORK

for Kindergarten


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Kindergarten 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 Kindergarten:

1. Develop an understanding that living and non-living things have identifiable characteristics. (L)


Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Animal Defenses, Ant Homes Under the Ground, Buzzing a Hive, Eggs Eggs Everywhere, Elephants and Their Young, Investigating Artifacts, Ladybugs, Mother Opossum and Her Babies, Penguins and Their Young, Terrarium Habitats, Tree Homes

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the five senses. (L)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Ant Homes Under the Ground, Buzzing a Hive, Elephants and Their Young, Investigating Artifacts,Mother Opossum and Her Babies, Sifting Through Science, Treasure Boxes, Tree Homes

3. Explore proper nutrition and the relationship to personal hygiene. (L)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: none at this time

4. Investigate the different types of observable and measurable characteristics of matter. (P)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Bubble Festival, Eggs Eggs Everywhere, Elephants and Their Young, Hide a Butterfly, Investigating Artifacts, Mother Opossum and Her Babies, Penguins and Their Young, Sifting Through Science, Treasure Boxes, Tree Homes

5. Explore and use non-standard units of length, weight and capacity/volume. (P)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Frog Math, Investigating Artifacts, Sifting Through Science, Treasure Boxes

6. Collect, organize and interpret data. (L, P, E)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Bubble Festival, Elephants and Their Young, Investigating Artifacts, Sifting Through Science, Treasure Boxes

7. Develop an understanding of the Earth as a planet; its structure, and its processes. (E)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: none at this time

8. Describe the appearance of the sky by day and by night. (E)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: none at this time

9. Discover how environmental concerns relate to land, water, and air. (E)

Appropriate GEMS Teacher’s Guides: Elephants and Their Young, Tree Homes

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