Correlation of GEMS to the
State of Utah Science Standards

Grades K–2

Please note that while many of the titles listed here can be used in grades other than grades K–2, 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.


Animal Defenses (PreK–K)

Kindergarten

TOPIC: Animal Variation

STANDARD: 3000 - 02
Students will use their senses to observe, describe, and categorize animals.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3000-0201
+ 3000-0202
+ 3000-0204
3000-0205

Hide a Butterfly (PreK–K)

Kindergarten

TOPIC: Animal Variation

STANDARD: 3000 - 02
Students will use their senses to observe, describe, and categorize animals.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3000-0201
+ 3000-0202
3000-0204

Ant Homes Under the Ground (PreK–1)

Kindergarten

TOPIC: Five Senses

STANDARD: 3000 - 01
Students will make observations using the five senses.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3000-0101
3000-0102
+ 3000-0103

TOPIC: Animal Variation

STANDARD: 3000 - 02
Students will use their senses to observe, describe, and categorize animals.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3000-0201
+ 3000-0202
+ 3000-0203
3000-0204

First Grade

TOPIC: Water

STANDARD: 3010 - 02
Students will describe the characteristics and uses of water.
OBJECTIVES:
3010-0202

Eggs Eggs Everywhere (PreK–1)

Kindergarten

TOPIC: Animal Variation

STANDARD: 3000 - 02
Students will use their senses to observe, describe, and categorize animals.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3000-0201
+ 3000-0202
+ 3000-0203
+ 3000-0205

TOPIC: Seasons

STANDARD: 3000 - 03
Students will observe weather and describe how seasonal changes affect living things.
OBJECTIVES:
3000-0302

First Grade

TOPIC: Air

STANDARD: 3010 - 01
Students will describe the characteristics and uses of air.
OBJECTIVES:
3010-0102

TOPIC: Water

STANDARD: 3010 - 02
Students will describe the characteristics and uses of water.
OBJECTIVES:
3010-0202

Ladybugs (PreK–1)

Kindergarten

TOPIC: Five Senses

STANDARD: 3000 - 01
Students will make observations using the five senses.
OBJECTIVES:
3000-0101
3000-0102
3000-0103

TOPIC: Animal Variation

STANDARD: 3000 - 02
Students will use their senses to observe, describe, and categorize animals.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3000-0201
+ 3000-0202
+ 3000-0203
3000-0204
3000-0205

Penguins (PreK–1)

Kindergarten

TOPIC: Five Senses

STANDARD: 3000 - 01
Students will make observations using the five senses.
OBJECTIVES:
3000-0101

TOPIC: Animal Variation

STANDARD: 3000 - 02
Students will use their senses to observe, describe, and categorize animals.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3000-0201
+ 3000-0202
+ 3000-0203
3000-0204
3000-0205

TOPIC: Seasons

STANDARD: 3000 - 03
Students will observe weather and describe how seasonal changes affect living things.
OBJECTIVES:
3000-0302

First Grade

TOPIC: Air

STANDARD: 3010 - 01
Students will describe the characteristics and uses of air.
OBJECTIVES:
3010-0102

TOPIC: Water

STANDARD: 3010 - 02
Students will describe the characteristics and uses of water.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3010-0201
3010-0202

STANDARD: 3010 - 03
Students will compare the liquid, solid, and gas states of water.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3010-0301
3010-0302

Mother Opossum and Her Babies (PreK–1)

Kindergarten

TOPIC: Five Senses

STANDARD: 3000 - 01
Students will make observations using the five senses.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3000-0101
3000-0102
3000-0103

TOPIC: Animal Variation

STANDARD: 3000 - 02
Students will use their senses to observe, describe, and categorize animals.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3000-0201
+ 3000-0202
+ 3000-0203
+ 3000-0204
+ 3000-0205

Tree Homes (PreK–1)

Kindergarten

TOPIC: Five Senses

STANDARD: 3000 - 01
Students will make observations using the five senses.
OBJECTIVES:
3000-0101
3000-0102
3000-0103

TOPIC: Animal Variation

STANDARD: 3000 - 02
Students will use their senses to observe, describe, and categorize animals.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3000-0201
+ 3000-0202
+ 3000-0203
+ 3000-0204
3000-0205

TOPIC: Seasons

STANDARD: 3000 - 03
Students will observe weather and describe how seasonal changes affect living things.
OBJECTIVES:
3000-0302

First Grade

TOPIC: Plants

STANDARD: 3010 - 04
Students will observe and categorize plants and plant parts according to similarities and differences.
OBJECTIVES:
3010-0402
3010-0404

TOPIC: Weather

STANDARD: 3010 - 05
Students will observe and describe the basic components of weather as related to the activities of plants, animals, and people.
OBJECTIVES:
3010-0502

Sifting Through Science (K–2)

Kindergarten

TOPIC: Magnets

STANDARD: 3000 - 04
Students will determine the effects of magnets on objects in the environment.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3000-0401
3000-0402
3000-0403

Second Grade

TOPIC: Matter

STANDARD: 3020 - 05
Students will analyze objects in terms of the materials of which they are made.
OBJECTIVES:
3020-0501

Buzzing a Hive (K–3)

Kindergarten

TOPIC: Animal Variation

STANDARD: 3000 - 02
Students will use their senses to observe, describe, and categorize animals.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3000-0201
+ 3000-0202
+ 3000-0203
3000-0204
3000-0205

Second Grade

TOPIC: Changes in Plants and Animals

STANDARD: 3020 - 01
Students will compare changes and adaptations of plants and animals.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3020-0102
3020-0103

Bubble Festival (K–6)

Kindergarten

TOPIC: Five Senses

STANDARD: 3000 - 01
Students will make observations using the five senses.
OBJECTIVES:
3000-0101
3000-0102
3000-0103

Second Grade

TOPIC: Heat and Light

STANDARD: 3020 - 03
Students will gather data about properties of light and communicate observations.
OBJECTIVES:
3020-0301

Investigating Artifacts (K–6)

Kindergarten

TOPIC: Five Senses

STANDARD: 3000 - 01
Students will make observations using the five senses.
OBJECTIVES:
3000-0101
3000-0102
3000-0103

TOPIC: Seasons

STANDARD: 3000 - 03
Students will observe weather and describe how seasonal changes affect living things.
OBJECTIVES:
3000-0302

First Grade

TOPIC: Weather

STANDARD: 3010 - 05
Students will observe and describe the basic components of weather as related to the activities of plants, animals, and people.
OBJECTIVES:
3010-0501

Second Grade

TOPIC: Changes in Plants and Animals

STANDARD: 3020 - 01
Students will compare changes and adaptations of plants and animals.
OBJECTIVES:
3020-0104

TOPIC: Rocks

STANDARD: 3020 - 06
Students will investigate changes in rocks.
OBJECTIVES:
3020-0601
3020-0602

Terrarium Habitats (K–6)

Kindergarten

TOPIC: Five Senses

STANDARD: 3000 - 01
Students will make observations using the five senses.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3000-0101
+ 3000-0102
3000-0103

TOPIC: Animal Variation

STANDARD: 3000 - 02
Students will use their senses to observe, describe, and categorize animals.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3000-0201
+ 3000-0202
3000-0203
+ 3000-0204

First Grade

TOPIC: Air

STANDARD: 3010 - 01
Students will describe the characteristics and uses of air.
OBJECTIVES:
3010-0102

TOPIC: Water

STANDARD: 3010 - 02
Students will describe the characteristics and uses of water.
OBJECTIVES:
3010-0202

TOPIC: Plants

STANDARD: 3010 - 04
Students will observe and categorize plants and plant parts according to similarities and differences.
OBJECTIVES:
+ 3010-0401
3010-0402
3010-0403

Second Grade

TOPIC: Changes in Plants and Animals

STANDARD: 3020 - 01
Students will compare changes and adaptations of plants and animals.
OBJECTIVES:
3020-0101
+ 3020-0103

Involving Dissolving (1–3)

First Grade

TOPIC: Water

STANDARD: 3010 - 03
Students will compare the liquid, solid, and gas states of water.
OBJECTIVES:
3010-0301
3010-0302

Second Grade

TOPIC: Matter

STANDARD: 3020 - 05
Students will analyze objects in terms of the materials of which they are made.
OBJECTIVES:
3020-0501

Liquid Explorations (1–3)

First Grade

TOPIC: Water

STANDARD: 3010 - 02
Students will describe the characteristics and uses of water.
OBJECTIVES:
3010-0201

Secret Formulas (1–3)

First Grade

TOPIC: Water

STANDARD: 3010 - 03
Students will compare the liquid, solid, and gas states of water.
OBJECTIVES:
3010-0301

On Sandy Shores (2–4)

Second Grade

TOPIC: Changes in Plants and Animals

STANDARD: 3020 - 01
Students will compare changes and adaptations of plants and animals.
OBJECTIVES:
3020-0101
3020-0103

TOPIC: Matter

STANDARD: 3020 - 05
Students will analyze objects in terms of the materials of which they are made.
OBJECTIVES:
3020-0501

TOPIC: Rocks

STANDARD: 3020 - 06
Students will investigate changes in rocks.
OBJECTIVES:
3020-0603

Aquatic Habitats (2–6)

Second Grade

TOPIC: Changes in Plants and Animals

STANDARD: 3020 - 01
Students will compare changes and adaptations of plants and animals.
OBJECTIVES:
3020-0102
+ 3020-0103

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