Meet the Rigorous Expectations of the
Georgia Standards of Excellence.
Grades 5 and 8

Measuring Up to the Georgia Standards of Excellence offers comprehensive GSE Science coverage, targeting instruction and providing rigorous standards practice. Instructional worktexts promote the analysis and interpretation of data, critical thinking, problem solving, and connecting science curriculum to other subject areas. Lessons feature:
  • 100% coverage of GSE science standards
  • Lessons goals that connect larger scientific concepts to what students need to know and their background knowledge
  • Independent practice with items that meet the rigor of the Georgia Milestones assessments
  • Building Stamina unit tests that check for student understanding
  • Hands-on activities, experiments and investigations
Worktexts cover a wide variety of scientific concepts including life, earth, and physical science. Units cover the following topics:
Grade 5
  • Physical and Chemical Changes
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Cells and Microorganisms
  • Characteristics of Organisms and Classification
  • Constructive and Destructive Forces
Grade 8
  • Properties of Matter
  • Forces and Motion
  • Energy and Its Transformations
  • Energy in Waves
  • Electricity and Magnetism

View Lesson Samples
Click on the links below to view sample lessons.