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:
  • Rigorous GSE-based science content
  • 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
  • Energy and Matter
  • Energy and Collisions
  • Earth’s Systems
  • Space Systems
Grade 8
  • Human Body Systems
  • Reproduction and Growth
  • Energy Transfer and Weather
  • Climates and Human Impacts
  • Properties of Matter
  • Dynamic Interactions within Ecosystems
  • Geologic Changes in the Earth
  • Forces and Energy
  • Energy in Waves
  • Mechanisms of Diversity
  • Changing Earth

View Lesson Samples
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