Correlation of GEMS to the
State of Illinois Science Standards

Grades 6–8

To view grade ranges PreK–2 and 3–5, return to the Illinois Science Standards Page.

Bubble Festival (K–6)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

12C.

Know and apply concepts that describe properties of matter and energy and the interactions between them.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Build It! Festival (K–6)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

11B.

Know and apply the concepts, principles, and processes of technological design.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Investigating Artifacts (K–6)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Aquatic Habitats (2–6)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

12A.

Know and apply concepts that explain how living things function, adapt, and change.

12B.

Know and apply concepts that describe how living things interact with each other and their environment.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

Mystery Festival (2–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Math on the Menu (3–6)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

Schoolyard Ecology (3–6)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

12A.

Know and apply concepts that explain how living things function, adapt, and change.

12B.

Know and apply concepts that describe how living things interact with each other and their environment.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Crime Lab Chemistry (4–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Fingerprinting (4–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight (4–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

11B.

Know and apply the concepts, principles, and processes of technological design.

12E.

Know and apply concepts that describe the features and processes of the earth and its resources.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Microscopic Explorations (4–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

12A.

Know and apply concepts that explain how living things function, adapt, and change.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Of Cabbages and Chemistry (4–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

12C.

Know and apply concepts that describe properties of matter and energy and the interactions between them.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

Oobleck (4–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

12C.

Know and apply concepts that describe properties of matter and energy and the interactions between them.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

Moons of Jupiter (4–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

12F.

Know and apply concepts that describe the composition and structure of the universe and the earth's place in it.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Stories in Stone (4–9)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

12E.

Know and apply concepts that describe the features and processes of the earth and its resources.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Bubble-ology (5–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

12C.

Know and apply concepts that describe properties of matter and energy and the interactions between them.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

Color Analyzers (5–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

12C.

Know and apply concepts that describe properties of matter and energy and the interactions between them.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Earth, Moon and Stars (5–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

12F.

Know and apply concepts that describe the composition and structure of the universe and the earth's place in it.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Messages from Space (5–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

12F.

Know and apply concepts that describe the composition and structure of the universe and the earth's place in it.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Paper Towel Testing (5–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Dry Ice Investigations (6–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

12C.

Know and apply concepts that describe properties of matter and energy and the interactions between them.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Learning About Learning (6–8)

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Convection (6–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

12C.

Know and apply concepts that describe properties of matter and energy and the interactions between them.

12E.

Know and apply concepts that describe the features and processes of the earth and its resources.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

More Than Magnifiers (6–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

11B.

Know and apply the concepts, principles, and processes of technological design.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

River Cutters (6–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

11B.

Know and apply the concepts, principles, and processes of technological design.

12E.

Know and apply concepts that describe the features and processes of the earth and its resources.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Acid Rain (6–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

12E.

Know and apply concepts that describe the features and processes of the earth and its resources.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Chemical Reactions (6–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

12C.

Know and apply concepts that describe properties of matter and energy and the interactions between them.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Discovering Density (6–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

12C.

Know and apply concepts that describe properties of matter and energy and the interactions between them.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

 

Experimenting With Model Rockets (6–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

11B.

Know and apply the concepts, principles, and processes of technological design.

12D.

Know and apply concepts that describe force and motion and the principles that explain them.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Height-O-Meters (6–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Global Warming (7–8)

11A.

Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

12E.

Know and apply concepts that describe the features and processes of the earth and its resources.

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

13B.

Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology, and society.

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