Correlation of GEMS to the
State of Illinois Science Standards

Grades PreK–2

To view grade ranges 3–5 and 6–8, return to the Illinois Science Standards Page.

Animal Defenses (PreK-K)

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.

Hide a Butterfly (PreK-K)

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.

Ant Homes Under the Ground (Pre-K-1)

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.

Eggs Eggs Everywhere (PreK-1)

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.

Ladybugs (PreK-1)

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.

Penguins (PreK–1)

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.

Mother Opossum and Her Babies (PreK–1)

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.

Tree Homes (PreK-1)

11A.

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

12B.

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

Buzzing a Hive (K-3)

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.

Frog Math (K-3)

11A.

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

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

Treasure Boxes (K-3)

11A.

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

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

Group Solutions (K-4)

11A.

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

13A.

Know and apply the accepted practices of science.

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.

Terrarium Habitats (K-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.

Involving Dissolving (1-3)

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.

Liquid Explorations (1-3)

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.

Secret Formulas (1-3)

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.

On Sandy Shores (2-4)

11A.

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

11B.

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

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.

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.

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