Correlation of GEMS to the
State of Utah Science Standards

Grades 3-5

Please note that while many of the titles listed here can be used in grades other than grades 3–5, ONLY standards for those grades are correlated on this page. Correlations to standards in other grade ranges can be accessed by returning to the Utah Science Standards Correlation Page.

Where a "+" is shown, the title provides comprehensive coverage of the standard.


Third Grade

TOPIC: Ecosystems

STANDARD: 3030 - 01
Students will explore ecosystems and discover relationships among living organisms and the nonliving world.
OBJECTIVES:
3030-0101
3030-0102

Bubble Festival (K–6)

Fifth Grade

TOPIC: Matter

STANDARD: 3050 - 04
Students will compare and contrast physical changes and chemical reactions.
OBJECTIVES:
3050-0401

Investigating Artifacts (K–6)

Third Grade

TOPIC: Ecosystems

STANDARD: 3030 - 01
Students will explore ecosystems and discover relationships among living organisms and the nonliving world.
OBJECTIVES:
3030-0101

STANDARD: 3030 - 02
Students will analyze the influence of people in ecosystems.
OBJECTIVES:
3030-0201

Fourth Grade

TOPIC: Utah Plant and Animal Life

STANDARD: 3040 - 01
Students will analyze the diversity of plant and animal life in Utah.
OBJECTIVES:
3040-0103

Fifth Grade

TOPIC: Natural Resources

STANDARD: 3050 - 02
Students will evaluate conservation practices in relation to natural resources.
OBJECTIVES:
3050-0203

Terrarium Habitats (K–6)

Third Grade

TOPIC: Ecosystems

STANDARD: 3030 - 01
Students will explore ecosystems and discover relationships among living organisms and the nonliving world.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3030-0101
+ 3030-0102

Fourth Grade

TOPIC: Utah Plant and Animal Life

STANDARD: 3040 - 01
Students will analyze the diversity of plant and animal life in Utah.
OBJECTIVES:
3040-0102

STANDARD: 3040 - 02
Students will develop and use a classification system for Utah plants or animals.
OBJECTIVES:
3040-0201

On Sandy Shores (2–4)

Third Grade

TOPIC: Ecosystems

STANDARD: 3030 - 01
Students will explore ecosystems and discover relationships among living organisms and the nonliving world.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3030-0101
3030-0102

STANDARD: 3030 - 02
Students will analyze the influence of people in ecosystems.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3030-0202

TOPIC: Geological Features

STANDARD: 3030 - 03
Students will recognize various geological features and investigate geological processes.
OBJECTIVES:
3030-0301
3030-0302

Fourth Grade

TOPIC: Utah Plant and Animal Life

STANDARD: 3040 - 01
Students will analyze the diversity of plant and animal life in Utah.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3040-0102

TOPIC: Water

STANDARD: 3040 - 03
Students will explain the water cycle.
OBJECTIVES:
3040-0301

TOPIC: Utah Rocks and Minerals

STANDARD: 3040 - 04
Students will examine and categorize a variety of Utah rocks and minerals.
OBJECTIVES:
3040-0403

Aquatic Habitats (2–6)

Third Grade

TOPIC: Ecosystems

STANDARD: 3030 - 01
Students will explore ecosystems and discover relationships among living organisms and the nonliving world.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3030-0101
+ 3030-0102

Fourth Grade

TOPIC: Utah Plant and Animal Life

STANDARD: 3040 - 01
Students will analyze the diversity of plant and animal life in Utah.
OBJECTIVES:
3040-0102

TOPIC: Microorganisms

STANDARD: 3060 - 07
Students will describe the growth, function, and significance of microorganisms in the environment.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3060-0702

Schoolyard Ecology (3–6)

Third Grade

TOPIC: Ecosystems

STANDARD: 3030 - 01
Students will explore ecosystems and discover relationships among living organisms and the nonliving world.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3030-0101
3030-0102

Fourth Grade

TOPIC: Utah Plant and Animal Life
STANDARD: 3040 - 01
Students will analyze the diversity of plant and animal life in Utah.
OBJECTIVES:
3040-0102

STANDARD: 3040 - 02
Students will develop and use a classification system for Utah plants or animals.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3040-0201
3040-0202

Crime Lab Chemistry (4–8)

Fifth Grade

TOPIC: Natural Resources

STANDARD: 3050 - 03
Students will understand the characteristics and management of water.
OBJECTIVES:
3050-0301

TOPIC: Matter

STANDARD: 3050 - 04
Students will compare and contrast physical changes and chemical reactions.
OBJECTIVES:
3050-0401

Hot Water and Warm Homes From Sunlight (4–9)

Fourth Grade

TOPIC: Water

STANDARD: 3040 - 03
Students will explain the water cycle.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3040-0301

Fifth Grade

TOPIC: Physical Features of Earth

STANDARD: 3050 - 01
Students will compare and contrast changes in physical features of Earth over time.
OBJECTIVES:
3050-0101
3050-0102
3050-0103
3050-0104

TOPIC: Natural Resources

STANDARD: 3050 - 02
Students will evaluate conservation practices in relation to natural resources.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3050-0201
3050-0202
3050-0203
3050-0204

STANDARD: 3050 - 03
Students will understand the characteristics and management of water.
OBJECTIVES:
3050-0301

Microscopic Explorations (4–8)

Fourth Grade

TOPIC: Utah Rocks and Minerals

STANDARD: 3040 - 04
Students will examine and categorize a variety of Utah rocks and minerals.
OBJECTIVES:
3040-0401

Oobleck (4–8)

Fifth Grade

TOPIC: Matter

STANDARD: 3050 - 04
Students will compare and contrast physical changes and chemical reactions.
OBJECTIVES:
3050-0401

Stories in Stone (4–9)

Fourth Grade

TOPIC: Utah Rocks and Minerals

STANDARD: 3040 - 04
Students will examine and categorize a variety of Utah rocks and minerals.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3040-0401
+ 3040-0402
+ 3040-0403

Fifth Grade

TOPIC: Physical Features of Earth

STANDARD: 3050 - 01
Students will compare and contrast changes in physical features of Earth over time.
OBJECTIVES:
3050-0101
3050-0102
3050-0103

TOPIC: Matter

STANDARD: 3050 - 04
Students will compare and contrast physical changes and chemical reactions.
OBJECTIVES:
3050-0401

Bubble-ology (5–9)

Fifth Grade

TOPIC: Natural Resources

STANDARD: 3050 - 02
Students will evaluate conservation practices in relation to natural resources.
OBJECTIVES:
3050-0201

TOPIC: Matter

STANDARD: 3050 - 04
Students will compare and contrast physical changes and chemical reactions.
OBJECTIVES:
3050-0401

Paper Towel Testing (5–9)

Fifth Grade

TOPIC: Natural Resources

STANDARD: 3050 - 02
Students will evaluate conservation practices in relation to natural resources.
OBJECTIVES:
3050-0201

Acid Rain (6–8)

Fifth Grade (one grade below tested grade levels in guide)

TOPIC: Physical Features of Earth

STANDARD: 3050 - 01
Students will compare and contrast changes in physical features of Earth over time.
OBJECTIVES:
3050-0102

TOPIC: Natural Resources

STANDARD: 3050 - 02
Students will evaluate conservation practices in relation to natural resources.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3050-0201
+ 3050-0202
+ 3050-0203
3050-0204

STANDARD: 3050 - 03
Students will understand the characteristics and management of water.
OBJECTIVES:
3050-0301
3050-0302
3050-0304

Convection (6–8)

Fifth Grade (one grade below tested grade levels in guide)

TOPIC: Physical Features of Earth

STANDARD: 3050 - 01
Students will compare and contrast changes in physical features of Earth over time.
OBJECTIVES:
3050-0101
3050-0103

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